Why don't you wonder why the roulette numbers are 37 instead of a round number like 30 or 50??
Perhaps for the same reason they add 0, 00, 000 ... instead of # 37, # 38, # 39 because 36 numbers give exact divisions of varied forms that are useful without residues or numbers out. 36 is divided in a balanced way. it seems to me that such is all that entails this reasoning. there are no numbers of the beast nor pacts with underworld entities.
Or even the reason why they have the obscure arrangement around the wheel which is not the arithmetical order such as on the table 1,2,3...etc
Why don't you wonder?
Something for you to ponter.
It seems to me that it is to prevent physical wheel patterns from being easily recognized by the average player . patterns like ball jump every 5 spaces would be recognized by arithmetical order with ease . Or when the same sector of the wheel is hit repeatedly people would notice that it is stuck on neighbours if all that comes out are number values close to each other. Or maybe they would determine the signature of the croupier with a greater ability so adding a layer of more clutter helps to divert the attention away from the physical cylinder towards the numbers as in the draw of another lottery.
I believe the balance between risk and reward is the optimum, in other words:
more numbers = higher win rate, less profit and more loss
less numbers = lower win rate, more profit and less loss
Usually few are the numbers which appear more than average and those numbers don't belong to the same table group.
Which means that by betting table groups you would carry dead weight along with 1 or 2 numbers which are overperforming.
Interesting consideration about dead weight by inactive numbers. it is very true that a quad with two active numbers and two cold numbers carries a statistical load on its back. it is never known how much longer it will take for a number to stop being asleep . at least the recent number is known to have the possibility to come out more times than the average. this can make the statistical basis for people who play what is coming out while avoiding the cold groups.
About qualities of bet selections is the tricky part, it's easy to say that those 6 numbers are above average after 74 spins, but are they going to remain like this and for how long??
Just a hint for your perusal: think in proportions, think analogies...!
Betting sleepers is to throw money by betting that it will reverse the trend. as they pay when the number goes out and it loses on the ones that do not come out then if the sleeper trend continues it will continue without payment. big mistake because this is a game that has a vein to go to the extremes . I agree it is better to seek to be benefited by positive ends above average rather than throwing more money waiting for a negative end to be reversed. in my humble opinion.