Roulette is a table game in which each player sits at a roulette table to gamble money by placing bets on a number, a colour, or whether the number will be odd or even. The number drawn is chosen by introducing a ball into a circular turning wheel with notches with different numbers and colors. It is a game played mostly in casinos. Roulette is very close in nature to the game Boule.
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A history of Roulette
Roulette which is French for “small wheel” - is the world's most popular casino game. Its exact origin is unknown, but there are different accepted theories. According to one, Roulette was invented in China and brought to Europe by a group of Dominican monks who, at the time were trading with the Chinese. Another plausible theory is that the French mathematician Blaise Pascal invented the game in the 17th century.
There are two versions of Roulette : one version with a single '0', known as European roulette, which was developed in 1842 by the Frenchmen François and Louis Blanc to find a game that offered higher earning potential for players. However gambling was illegal in France at the time, therefore the game was first launched in Hamburg, where it quickly became very popular. It is said that, François and her son Camille later introduced the game to Prince Charles III of Monaco, and as a result the gambling city of Monte Carlo was created.
The winnings at Roulette can reach extremely high amounts, and can be played from the comfort of your home or office in online casinos, as well as in land-based casinos.
Roulette is a game of luck based on a simple principle: to guess into which box on the wheel the ball will fall. You can start make a number of bets on each throw, by choosing one number or a group of numbers or even whether the number will be even or odd as well as either red or white.
Many roulette players bet on numbers that have a special meaning for them: birthdays, telephone numbers, while others prefer to choose numbers at random. This is the charm of the wheel: you are totally free to choose, so have fun finding your lucky numbers!
The rules are very simple to learn and understand which is what makes this game perfect for novices as well as for experts.