Online Roulette – A Brief History

Written by Mahal Ramapois

The term “Roulette” is French and in essence it means “small wheel”. While it may seem that because “Roulette” is a French word thatrepparttar game itself comes from France, but this is not necessarily true. There are a number of differing theories ranging fromrepparttar 140122 game originating in China, as well as ancient Rome. Many who believerepparttar 140123 game originated in China, think that Dominican Monks that were trading withrepparttar 140124 Chinese broughtrepparttar 140125 game back to mainland Europe. The Roman theory is based on accounts that Romans would tip their chariot wheels and spin them as a form of entertainment.

A slightly more popular theory is thatrepparttar 140126 French scientist Blaise Pascal, credited withrepparttar 140127 probability theory, inventedrepparttar 140128 roulette wheel. Apparently, it wasrepparttar 140129 by-product of one of his many experiments.

Eventually, in 1842,repparttar 140130 French brothers Louis and Francois Blanc inventedrepparttar 140131 roulette game we know today. They inventedrepparttar 140132 “0” version used by most countries inrepparttar 140133 world. A legend about Francois Blanc, is that he apparently sold his soul torepparttar 140134 devil in order to obtainrepparttar 140135 secret of roulette. Conspiracy-theorists validate this story byrepparttar 140136 fact that allrepparttar 140137 numbers on a roulette wheel added up to “666”.

The History of Roulette

Written by Mahal Ramapois

The term "Roulette" is derived from a French word meaning small wheel. The origin of Roulette is not very clear. while some sources state that Blaise Pascal, a 17th Century French mathematician inventedrepparttar roulette wheel, other sources state thatrepparttar 140121 game originated in China and was brought to Europe by Dominican monks who were trading withrepparttar 140122 Chinese.

Duringrepparttar 140123 late 18th centuryrepparttar 140124 Roulette wheel became very popular when Prince Charles (ruler of Monaco atrepparttar 140125 time introduced gambling to Monacco as a way of alleviatingrepparttar 140126 financial problems ofrepparttar 140127 region.

However,repparttar 140128 modern version ofrepparttar 140129 Roulette wheel did not appear until 1842 when Frenchmen Francois and Louis Blanc inventedrepparttar 140130 single "0" roulette game. The game was eventually brought to America inrepparttar 140131 early 1800s.

The single "0" modification was eventually rejected in America andrepparttar 140132 two zeros "00" where returned torepparttar 140133 Roulette wheel. The Roulette wheel gained a great deal of popularity in America duringrepparttar 140134 California Gold Rush.

There are two types of Roulette Games.

American Roulette Wheel: The American Roulette Wheel contains 38 numbers including 0, 00 and 1 to 36. Having two zeros (0, 00) givesrepparttar 140135 house a 5.26 advantage. In other words, for every $100 a gambler bets,repparttar 140136 house will make $5.26 in profit.

European Roulette Wheel: The European Roulette Wheel contains 37 numbers including 0 and 1 to 36. Having one zero (0) givesrepparttar 140137 house a 2.70% advantage. In other words, for every $100 a gambler bets,repparttar 140138 house will make $2.70 in profit.

Other differences betweenrepparttar 140139 two Roulette Games: One major difference pertains torepparttar 140140 color ofrepparttar 140141 gambling chips. While American casinos will giverepparttar 140142 players different colored chips which will allowrepparttar 140143 players to differentiate their chips/bets from other players,repparttar 140144 European casinos will giverepparttar 140145 playersrepparttar 140146 same coloured chips. Thus unlikerepparttar 140147 players at American casinos, gamblers at European casinos need to rely on memory to distinguish their chips/bets from those of other players.

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