Origin of Roulette Game
Roulette is one of the most popular casino games among casino players. As this game closely resembles various other casino games, hence the actual origin of the game remains a mystery. It is considered as one of the oldest game found in the casino and hence players are not aware regarding where the first games were played.
The term roulette is derived from a French origin, which means small wheels. In the year 1655, Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician has first come up with this exciting game named roulette. Along with this, he also studied the probabilities of the game, based on the parameters in the game. We are having only this much information regarding the origin of this exciting game.
One of the theoretical concepts associated with the game of Roulette has taken us many years back to carnival times, which were popular during 1500’s. In case theory gets proved, the game has started 2 centuries before as compared to the historians, who have proved that game of roulette has originated with Pascal’s invention of Roulette games. However, some of the evidences have proved that carnivals have incorporated many feature games, which were more or less identical to modern roulette games.
Second theory has mentioned that origin of roulette game has started from ancient China, from where the explorers and sailors have exported the game in the continent of Europe and in many other parts of the world. This game has incorporated little bit variation from the modern roulette game. In addition to this, in ancient Chinese roulette game, the players are arranged by forming cubes of 666 pattern. One interesting fact about this roulette game is that when all of the numbers present at outer side of the wheel are summed up, players will receive the amount 666.
Some of the worthy evidence revel that people of Tibet were familiar to this game of roulette much before this game was formally introduced in mainland Europe.In the middle of the 18th century, roulette reached the height of popularity. In the year 1796, the first documentation of roulette wheel took place in gaming house of central Paris.
In the 19th century, roulette first arrived in American gaming market and after that, its popularity grew to an unexpected level. In the middle of the 19th century, the popularity of the game reached to its peak. There were version of roulette game, one is the American version and the other is the French version. Both these versions were completely different from each other. American casino operators were not happy with the low benefit because of the house edge, so they decided to improve the odds of the game. Therefore, they added an additional slot in their roulette wheel and named it double zero. Thus, the American version of the roulette wheel have two zero slots, one is single zero and the other is double zero i.e. 0 and 00.On the contrary, French version of roulette wheel incorporates single zero i.e. 0.
In the late 20th century, the propagation of online casinos has given new definition to roulette game. Now days, based on the interest of players they can go for either American version of roulette game or the French version of the game. The best part of this is that players can adjust their house edge by selecting the version of roulette they wish to enjoy.
From past many years, mathematicians and other genius individuals have tried their best find out some ways to beat the game or to turn the game in their favor but none of the attempts got much success.