Roulette is a popular gambling game, and its name means “small wheel”, derived from a French word which came from the Italian game Biribi. In this game of chance, players bet on red or black numbers of a revolving wheel which is spun one way while the ball is spun in the opposite direction.
Interesting Facts Associated with Roulette
Roulette has a long history and it’s one of the casino games that have over the centuries barely changed. There are some interesting facts about the game. The first is it’s associated with the Devil and is often referred to as the Devils Wheel and it’s because all the numbers add up to 666, the number of the beast.
There are also several theories about the origination of the game with most believing it was invented by a French physicist Blaise Pascal. Others believe it was made by a French monk. However, more recent beliefs state that it is derived from the English game called Roly-Poly or Even/Odd.
Before CCTV and casino security, it was easy to cheat in Roulette. A good example of this was cheaters like Dr Richard Jarecki and Joseph Jagger who were good at spotting defective Roulette wheels and they would take advantage of them and clean casinos out of millions.
In California Roulette gets played with cards and this was to get around the gambling laws in that state. Finally the number 17 is one of the most popular bets in Roulette is it due to James Bond 007 lucky number being no 17 or is it because of its central position on the table?
Roulette is a Random Numbers Game and like the lottery, it is all about LUCK and it’s best to always play a single zero wheel where possible and look for games with “surrender” or “en prison” Happy spinning!