History of the Roulette table

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Roulette is a favourite game played at most, if not all casinos. A roundtable with black and red numbers all the way around. Placed on the spinning circle is a silver metal ball. People bet on colour, number or odd and even. If the silver ball lands on the right bet, the player wins. If the silver ball falls on the wrong number, then the player loses.

Roulette can be accessed in more ways than one. Betting shops, mobile gambling apps, and Casinos. In Europe it is much more sought out than anywhere else in the world, this is down to higher odds and more straightforward rules.


The many origin stories of Roulette.

Over the centuries there have been many speculations to where the Roulette game originated from, who created the game and in what year was it formed.

  • The better-known being that Roulette was invented back in 1655 by a French person named Blaise Pascal, the game was first played in a Casino in Paris. The word Roulette in French means, Small Wheel.
  • A source once said that Roulette was first invented by French Monks to gather 37 animal statues into a 666 square. Although this theory lacks any given evidence to hold any truth behind it.

Roulette has been documented as early as the 18th century. These files were among the banning of the game under new rules in ‘New France’ also known as Canada.


The rules of Roulette

Like any other game, roulette has its own set of rules. Depending on where you are from these may differ. North American has a different playing style to that of French, European.

European Rules – Once you have understood the bets that are available to you, it is pretty much a simple game to play. Each player has there owned coloured chips; they will use them to place the bet. Once all chances are in the proper will then spin the wheel while rolling the ball in the opposite direction. Once the ball comes to a standstill, the losing bets are collected, and the winner is paid out.

These rules may differ from casino to casino. It depends on what state you are in.

North American Rules – in North America the spinning wheels hold double zeros. All bets unless stated on the zero are lost when either one of the zeros turnS up. The odds are a massive loss to the punter but again for the casino. Given this information, it is mainly the reason why Roulette is not so popular here.

The rules are pretty much the same as the European, other than the second zero control.

Some, not all American casinos allow another bet, Basket Bet. This is done by placing a chance on the outside line, between zero and 1,2 and 3. The odds are usually at 6 to 1.

Now that you have familiarised yourself with the rules, you will feel more comfortable when playing any game of roulette.



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