The number 29 in roulette. What´s the story?
Well, if you like your prime numbers, it´s the 10th prime number, after 23 and before 31.
And if you add 2 squared plus 3 squared plus 4 squared you get to 29 (just one of those neat number tricks that you can impress your mates with down the pub).
How To Make a Roulette Bet on 29
The number 29 is a black number that sits between red 7 and red 18 on a European wheel and between red 25 and red 12 on an American Wheel.
You could just cover it with a single number bet of course, but that wouldn´t give you much table coverage (it worked for this lady though- Leslie Sategna). An even money bet on odd, black or tyhe high numbers will cover 29, as will a bet on the middle column or the 3rd 12 (with a 2:1 payout).
Or you could cover it with a variety of Inside bets like a Split Bet on 2 numbers (say 29/32), a corner bet on 25/26/28/29, a 3 number roulette street bet, or a six number bet.
We also like to cover this number with a Black Splits bet that you will find on some of the more premium roulette variants. Or you could go for a Finales 9 en Plein (single number bets ending in 9) or Finales a Cheval (split bets)
Number 29 Facts
The number of 29 is the atomic number of copper and there are close to 29 days in a lunar month. One Saturn year is over 29 Earth years (the amount of time it takes to orbit the Sun, and 29 is the number of days you get in February in a leap year, and the date that women can traditionally ask men for their hand in marriage.
This is an old Irish legend: St Brigid persuaded St Patrick to allow women to propose to men every four years in order to balance the traditional roles of men and women just as a leap day balances the calendar.
There are 29 letters in the Turkish, Spanish, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian alphabets.
It´s also the highest possible score in a hand of Cribbage.
According numerologists, people who were born on the 29th are intuitive and creative-they are graphical people who tend to be spiritual- these aren´t the kind of people who will be playing to a system- they´ll be backing their lucky numbers!
Famous people who were born on the 29th of the month include Uma Thurman, Willie Nelson, Oprah Winfrey and Henry V, King of England (1413-22) and France (1416-19).
The number 29 is another fascinating number- they all are when you start investigating, and if this happens to be your lucky number, then great.
Just remember, that the odds of the ball dropping in the number 29 pocket are the same as the odds of it dropping into any other pocket, so long as there are no imperfections on the roulette wheel you are playing at. And if there are imperfections? Well, that´s a whole different story- just ask Gonzo Garcia-Pelayo.