Red, Black, or Green? Which color appears the most in roulette?

Which color appears the most in roulette

Roulette is one of the most enjoyable casino games that can be played by punters around the world.

Indeed, many have taken to this game in its various forms, with a number of options having been made available to play.  These include at a traditional brick-and-mortar casino establishment or online where punters can play a session of live casino that is just as authentic and realistic as the one that can be played physically.

There are a number of different reasons that help increase its popularity, with the game being one of the easiest to understand and to play. As we all know, players will be required to try and correctly predict the outcome in which the marble will land when spun onto the wheel.

However, those that play may have noticed that there are a couple of different colors that can traditionally be found on the roulette wheel: Black, Red and Green. This may have raised the question by some in regard to “Which color comes up most in roulette?”.

Of course, we all know that the game is highly random, however as with each and every casino game, there is an element of math that can be explored, too.

Which color is the most frequent?

It would not take a genius or too much working out to realize that the marble that is used in roulette will typically land more frequently on the black or red pockets more than it will land on the green pockets that may be available.

Naturally, this is simply down to the math that is available. Those that play American roulette will know that there are a total of 36 black and red pockets available on the wheel as these accommodate for the numbers 1-36, whereas the green pockets will accommodate for the 0 and the 00. With this in mind, it is obvious that a black or red result is likely to happen 18x more often than one that is produced using a green pocket.

Despite a slight difference in the game, European roulette also features the same math equation, as there are a total of 36 black and red pockets in which the ball can land, whilst there is only one green single 0 available.

What are the odds of landing on each of the colors?

With those figures in mind, it might be worth taking a look at the sums and seeing if there is any advantage to betting on one particular color as the potential outcome when playing at the roulette wheel.

When taking a look at the color red on an American roulette wheel, we already know that there are a total of 18 pockets available of the 38 total spaces. This means that 47.4% of the wheel is covered by red.

The odds, though, are different when playing European roulette, though, as there are only a total of 37 different pockets, despite the fact that 18 spaces still remain red. This means the color makes up for 48.6% of the wheel.

The exact same math can be applied when taking a look at black, as well. Of course, there are another 18 black spaces that are available, with each of the numbered pockets not to have been colored red to have been given black. This still means that 47.4% of the wheel has been covered.

Again, when looking at a European roulette wheel, the exact same math formula has been applied, with 18 spaces of the 37 available remaining black, therefore covering the wheel by 48.6%.

Things become different with Green

Unsurprisingly given the differences between the two different styles of roulette that is possible to play, green is where the math becomes a little different.

Naturally, when looking at the wheels from the point of view of just colors, it becomes obvious that green has a rather unlikely chance of appearing as frequently as black or red due to the fact that they are only available in either one or two spots.

For those that play American roulette, they have two green spots available to them as there is a single and double zero available. This means that there is a 2.6% chance that the marble used can land on the green. For those who play European roulette, there is only one pocket, meaning green can only appear 2.8% of the time.