When we think about lucky numbers, 7 is that magic digit that somehow always comes to mind. Yet most people have a preferred number – whether it’s a birth date or month, it just feels… lucky. The question is, can that lucky number win you money when using single number roulette bets?

At Springbok Casino, we set you up to win with a good head start when it comes to roulette. Why? That would be because we offer European Roulette – but we’ll get into why that’s a good thing later on. For now, let’s get down to that burning question – can your lucky number actually produce wins in roulette?

## What Are Single Number Roulette Bets?

Before we answer the question, let’s pull at that thread that is like your Ouma’s side table doily and unravel what single-number roulette bets are. If you’re a roulette player, you’ll know that it is a game with complex betting options. The complexity stems from the number of bets you can place.

At Springbok Casino, our European Roulette SpinLogic Gaming variation is as standard as it gets. This still means that there are 15 different bet types, which includes 11 standard bets and 4 announced/special bets.

Of these 15 betting options, you get the ‘Straight Up’ bet. This is the more official term for what is often referred to as single number roulette bets. As the simplified name implies, it’s a bet placed on any of the single numbers – and one number only – and betting that the winning number will be the exact number bet on.

That sounds like a stretch, right? Especially considering that there are 36 numbers in European Roulette – and that is excluding the single zero! So, what are the chances of your lucky number resulting in a lekker payout of 35:1?

## The Real Odds of Winning on Single Number Bets

Before you give us a distrusting “izit?” and smirk at the idea of achieving a win in roulette by consistently betting on one number instead of hedging your bets, let’s look at the odds. Sure, we’re not going to lie to you. It is a number in the single-digits… approximately 2.7%.

What does that mean? It means you have a 2.7 out of 100 chance – give or take – of seeing the roulette ball land on your lucky number. Spin the roulette wheel 100 times, and out of those spins, you should have been victorious nearly 3 times.

Does that still sound totally unrealistic? Hang on to your lucky number and keep reading!

## Single Number Roulette Bets Winning Odds Compared to Daily Life

Alright, Bokkies, let’s put those 2.7% odds into perspective with some real-life examples. Understanding these odds will give you a better idea of how feasible it is to land a win with single number roulette bets at Springbok Casino.

### Getting a Perfect Bracket in March Madness

Creating a perfect bracket for the NCAA March Madness tournament has odds of about 1 in 9.2 quintillion. Ja, ja – this one is way off the mark. If you just spat your Ricoffy all over your screen, sorry, nê. Jokes aside, let’s look at a few things that are more relatable!

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### Rolling a Specific Number with Two Dice

The odds of rolling a specific number, like a 7, with a pair of dice is about 2.8%. This is pretty close to our 2.7% chance of winning with single number roulette bets at Springbok Casino. So, if you’ve ever rolled the dice hoping for a lucky seven and it appeared, you’ll know it’s possible.

### Drawing a King from a Deck of Cards

If you’ve got a standard deck of 52 cards, the odds of drawing a King are about 7.7% per draw. Now, if you draw a card and put it back in the deck before drawing again, the odds drop to about 2.9% for pulling a King on any single draw. Similar odds, different game!

### Getting Heads Twice in a Row

Flipping a coin gives you a 50% chance of landing heads. If you’re looking to get heads twice in a row, the odds drop to 25%. Extending that to three times in a row, the probability becomes about 12.5%. For our purposes, landing heads twice and then tails gives you roughly 3% odds – right in the same range as single-number roulette bets.

### Rolling a 1 on a 20-Sided Die

For you tabletop gamers out there, the odds of rolling a 1 on a 20-sided die are exactly 5%. Rolling it twice and getting a 1 each time? That’s about 0.25%... but rolling a specific number twice in three rolls gives you about 2.75%, which aligns with our single-number roulette bets!

### Winning a Local Small-Scale Lottery

Let’s say your local community hosts a small-scale lottery (think Platteland) with 100 entries. Your odds of winning, assuming each entry has an equal chance, would be 1%. If they pick three winners, your odds jump to 3%. That makes winning with single-number bets in roulette seem totally feasible!

## Other Roulette Bets & Odds at Springbok Casino

We mentioned earlier that there are a total of 15 betting options in roulette. That is if you play European Roulette here at Springbok Casino. What if single-number roulette bets aren’t your thing? No worries! There’s a wide range of other bets with different odds to suit your style and strategy.

For example, betting on Red or Black, Odd or Even, or High or Low numbers gives you nearly a 50% chance of winning, making these even-money bets the safest options in roulette. You’re looking at odds of about 48.6%, thanks to that sneaky single zero on the wheel.

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you might try betting on a Column or a Dozen (groups of 12 numbers). These bets come with odds of around 32.4%, giving you a solid chance to land a win while still enjoying a nice payout.

For those who like to live on the edge (but not too close to it), the Corner or Square bets cover four numbers with odds of about 10.8%. It’s a great middle-ground between the safety of even-money bets at Springbok Casino – and the thrill of single number roulette bets!

## Try Your Luck – Bet 1 Number on Roulette at Springbok Casino!

Ready to test your luck and see if your favourite number is truly magical? Give single-number roulette bets a go at Springbok Casino. We’ve discovered that winning by using the same number, consistently, isn’t that farfetched after all.

Plus, with our European Roulette offering, you’re in for a fair and favourable experience with every spin. Give it a shot and who knows, your lucky number might very well be the missing link between your single number roulette bets and a 35 to 1 payout!

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