Roulette is a french term meaning…
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“small” or “little wheel.”
Some say that the history of roulette began in 17th century France with a French mathematician named Blaise Pascal.
He was in search of a perpetual motion machine for an experiment that he was conducting at the time, involving a wheel much like the one we see in modern day roulette.
The wheels current form is a combination of the English wheel games, Italian board games, and a French board game named roulette.
The description of the game in it’s current form first pops up in an 18th century French novel “La Roulette, ou le Jour” by Jaques Lablee, where he describes a roulette wheel in the Palais Royal in Paris in 1796.
Two French brothers, Francois and Louis Blanc, came along two centuries later in 1843.
They were the founders of the first casinos in Monte Carlo and supposedly altered the composition of the wheel, revolutionizing the game of roulette.
In the German spa casino town of Homburg, the brothers numbered the wheel pockets 1 to 36, changed the colors of each pocket to red and black, and added the green zero pocket.
Legend has it, that the brothers, Francois and Louis, sold their souls to the Devil in exchange for these ideas… and the secret to roulette!
This is said to explain the reason why the sum of the numbers on the wheel total 666.
Roulette was brought to America when French settlers introduced the game in New Orleans in 1800.
It was being played as we know it today since 1765 in Paris.
Now, you can find a roulette wheel at practically every casino in the world!
Now that you know about the history of roulette let’s get on with the actual how to for playing roulette, come back and read the next post for the basics of roulette.
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