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23/07/2024 16:00

# 7, lucky number?

As each of us knows, as well as us at PepperMill Casino, encountering a four-leaf clover is synonymous with luck and prosperity. The number 7 has also always been considered a number that brings good omens to all those people who, in one way or another, are superstitious.

Moreover, this number has become so famous, popular and well-recognised over the years that it’s now always associated with everything that has to do with luck or fortune. This is especially the case with anything gambling or betting related.

For all these reasons, extensive research has been done as to why 7 is considered a lucky number. Certain predictions and mathematical statistics have been taken into account that confirm the fact that a large majority of people tend to connect with this number.

## Why is the number 7 so special?

Various mathematical and scientific studies come to the conclusion that the number seven has a set of special properties or characteristics. These make it really attractive to a large number of people, but what are all these characteristics?

Alex Bellos, a British mathematician who wrote the book “The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life”, explored why numbers create the experience of bringing luck. Bellos also writes for The Guardian, a renowned newspaper.

In fact, Alex Bellos's own admiration for the world of numbers was so great that he set out to answer the following question: What is the world's favorite number?

For this, he relied on a public voting system published on his website, through which he managed to collect more than 44,000 votes worldwide. During the voting, each of the participants was asked to choose a number between 1 and 10, strikingly the number they chose most often was the number 7.

### But what is the reason for this?

Most likely because the number 7 is an “intermediate” number, that is, a number close to 5, but not far from 10. What is certain, however, is that the odd numbers exceeded the even numbers and that round numbers were not that attractive to people.

After the research was completed, Alex Bellos came to the conclusion that the human fascination with the number 7 is not something recent. And this has always been present in history.

For example, the ancient Babylonian tablets had a varied presence of the number 7, in fact the presence on them was almost constant. Another point is that seven is the only number that cannot be divided or multiplied within the group of numbers between 1 and 10.

• 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 can be doubled.

• 6, 8 and 10 can be halved.

• 9 can be divided by 3.

• 7 remains standing on its own.

Our brains implicitly record this, and when combined with other factors, it can be associated with happiness. In fact, this is the main reason why this number becomes so special, as humans are very sensitive to the various and multiple arithmetic patterns (sequences of numbers that follow a specific rule or formula, such as consistent addition, multiplication, or other mathematical operations).

## Number 7 and slot machines

Keeping all the above in mind, it is not surprising that players in the gambling world undoubtedly prefer to stick to lucky charms such as numbers that help them achieve their goals.

As you have probably already seen, seven is a number that is present in a large number of dice slots, and even on numerous occasions it is a winning combination (7-7-7) that offers attractive payouts. Moreover, dice games and dice slots are often named after the number seven.

At PepperMill you will find a wide range of games with the number 7. Such as the Hot Lucky 7's, a game that will certainly offer you a lot of fun.