The history of Roulette

The Roulette history begins with a French word of "Roulette" which when translated means "small wheel". As agreed by the majority, one of the first wheels in Roulette history was meant to be a machine of perpetual motion in 1655, by a French scientist by the name of Blaise Pascal, who was pretty popular in the science field of probability. The roulette game was played in a monastery at the beginning for fun and against boredom, then later made its way to the casinos of Paris, where it was considered to be a game for people with a certain level of glamour and intelligence. By the year of 1842, when the first casinos were established in Monte Carlo by Francois and Luis Blanc as the legend states that the devil shared the secret of Roulette games by trading it for their souls.


To carry on the historical path that was claimed to be sinister, the originators made a choice of using the numbers from 0 to 36, which when added together total out to a sum of 666. Just for the record none of the historical events have been proved, but the game still has some supernatural aura to it.

Modern Roulette

The modern game of Roulette as it's known to be nowadays was first played in a Paris casino. Upon years passing by, in the early 1800's the game was introduced in America. The game established its popularity real quick, amongst the people the people whose life greatly depends on luck, patience and superstition. The game received a great deal of fame in the West due to the miners and gold speculators, at the time of the Gold Rush period in the history of the United States.

Making a choice

With that said, the history of roulette was forever changed with the changes made to the Roulette game wheel. The singe "0" on the wheel was removed In the U.S. and "00" was created in order to increase the house edge of the casino. So if you are making a choice of a table in other countries you are better off with playing the European variant of the game with a lower house edge.

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