The History of Roulette

13 Mar 2009

Roulette game is probably the simplest one but it attracts crowds of people and is considered to be the symbol of gambling in general and the casino in particular. But do you imagine where this fantastic game came from and why it is always associated with elite entertainment?

French or European Roulette

The word "roulette" in fact means a little wheel from French and as you understand it originated from France. The mechanism of the roulette is believed to be invented by famous mathematician Blaise Pascal as a result of his numerous experiments held with the aim to create a perpetual motion machine. Later, in 1842 the brothers Francois and Louis Blanc introduces the game that used the roulette wheel with one zero. Very soon it became popular not only in France but also in Germany.

One of the inventors of the game, Francois Blanc, was that man who founded the first casino in Monte Carlo. According to some believes he sold his soul to the Devil in order to reveal the secret of the roulette. And it is not surprising as all the number at the roulette wheel give the number "666" when added. Today this game and gambling in general is associated with evil.

American Roulette

In the 19th century the roulette game reached the United States. In order to increase the house advantage the double zero was added to the wheel. That was the birth of the American Roulette. This game became very popular at many corners of Europe and United States.  Since those times many gambler tried to discover the secret of the roulette and invented numerous strategies and systems that may help to win the roulette.

Online Roulette

Today online roulette occupies a leading place among the most favorite entertainments. With the invention of the Internet and the introduction of online casinos roulette game became available for those who prefer to gamble from their homes. And it is not a bad idea as the players have a great opportunity to learn the basics of the game, try both variants of the roulette and enjoy the best casino game with no need to leave a comfortable chair. Roulette game surely will never lose its popularity!

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