Types of Online Roulette

Written by Mahal Ramapois

Roulette – American and European

As many casino-savvy players already know, there are two main forms of online roulette. I plan on covering some ofrepparttar differences betweenrepparttar 140123 two versions of this popular casino game and in doing so, helping you,repparttar 140124 player, decide which game suits you best.

The first version of online roulette I would like to discuss is American Roulette. The American roulette wheel hasrepparttar 140125 numbers 0, 00, and numbers from 1 to 36. Because ofrepparttar 140126 extra number present in American roulette, amateurs might be better advised to stick to European roulette because ofrepparttar 140127 slightly better odds.

Secondly, we have European roulette (also known as French roulette). As opposed to its American counterpart, it has allrepparttar 140128 same numbers except forrepparttar 140129 “00” thatrepparttar 140130 American version appends. This, as was said above, gives European roulette slightly better odds than American roulette.

One ofrepparttar 140131 subtler differences betweenrepparttar 140132 two roulette games is that in American roulette, players receive different colour chips for easier differentiation of bets, whilst in European, players generally receiverepparttar 140133 same colour chips, requiringrepparttar 140134 respective players to have to be alert! Also, European croupiers gather uprepparttar 140135 chips with rather nifty-looking rakes, whereas American croupiers tend to be more inclined towards using their hands.

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”.

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