The History Of Roulette

Written by Adel Awwad

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 148496 game originated in China and was brought to Europe by Dominican monks who were trading withrepparttar 148497 Chinese.

Duringrepparttar 148498 late 18th centuryrepparttar 148499 Roulette wheel became very popular when Prince Charles (ruler of Monaco atrepparttar 148500 time introduced gambling to Monacco as a way of alleviatingrepparttar 148501 financial problems ofrepparttar 148502 region.

However,repparttar 148503 modern version ofrepparttar 148504 Roulette wheel did not appear until 1842 when Frenchmen Francois and Louis Blanc inventedrepparttar 148505 single "0" roulette game. The game was eventually brought to America inrepparttar 148506 early 1800s.

However,repparttar 148507 single "0" modification was rejected in America andrepparttar 148508 two zeros "00" where returned torepparttar 148509 Roulette wheel. The Roulette wheel gained a great deal of popularity in America duringrepparttar 148510 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 148511 house a 5.26% advantage. In other words, for every $100 a gambler bets,repparttar 148512 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 148513 house a 2.70% advantage. In other words, for every $100 a gambler bets,repparttar 148514 house will make $2.70 in profit.

Other differences betweenrepparttar 148515 two Roulette Games

One major difference pertains torepparttar 148516 color ofrepparttar 148517 gambling chips. While American casinos will giverepparttar 148518 players different colored chips which will allowrepparttar 148519 players to differentiate their chips/bets from other players,repparttar 148520 European casinos will giverepparttar 148521 playersrepparttar 148522 same coloured chips. Thus unlikerepparttar 148523 players at American casinos, gamblers at European casinos need to rely on memory to distinguish their chips/bets from those of other players.

Why Do People Gamble?

Written by Adel Awwad

Gambling isrepparttar act of wagering money onrepparttar 148494 outcome of a game inrepparttar 148495 hope of predictingrepparttar 148496 correct outcome and winningrepparttar 148497 bet.

Why do people gamble?

Feeling lucky: Whether its buying a lottery ticket, participating in a bingo game or playingrepparttar 148498 slot machine, many people gamble because they are simply feeling lucky. How many times have you taken a chance on something because you had a good feeling about it?

To have fun: It's not always aboutrepparttar 148499 money, but more aboutrepparttar 148500 adrenaline rush andrepparttar 148501 thrill and excitement ofrepparttar 148502 game. The emotional highs and lows one may experience during a game may sometimes be sufficient enough to keeprepparttar 148503 player addicted torepparttar 148504 game.

Financial need: Gambling as a means of trying to satisfy a financial need is without a doubt, a very dangerous and unhealthy practice. Gambling should be viewed as a recreational activity and not as a means of making money, especially when consideringrepparttar 148505 fact thatrepparttar 148506 player can't afford to loserepparttar 148507 money being gambled with.

Escape: Sometimes life can become very boring and mundane and we look for ways to escaperepparttar 148508 reality of our lives. Whether its due to a simple case of boredom, or an unhappy home environment, gambling at a casino may sometimes provide a brief means of escaping fromrepparttar 148509 reality of one's life.

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