Roulette is one of the most popular gambling games; its name comes from a French word derived from the Italian game Biribi which means “small wheel”. An alternating wheel spins one way while a ball spins the other in this chance game. The players bet on the red or black numbers on the wheel.
There has been almost no change in roulette over the centuries, which is one of the casino games with a long history. Several interesting facts can be found about the game. The first reason is the fact that it is sometimes referred to as a Devil’s Wheel. This is because all the numbers present on the wheel add up to the number 666, which is known as the number of the beast, therefore people believe it to be associated with the Devil.
Many believe that Blaise Pascal, a French physicist, invented the game, along with several other theories about its origin. According to other sources, a French monk created it. It is thought, however, to be derived from the English game even/odd, also called Roly-Poly.
There was no security at casinos before CCTV, so cheating at Roulette was easy. The use of defective roulette wheels by cheaters like Joseph Jagger and Dr Richard Jarecki is a prime example of this. They would clean out casinos of millions of dollars through their use of defective roulette wheels.
To get around gambling laws in that state, roulette is played with cards in California. The number 17 is among the most popular bets made in Roulette. Is it because it seems to be the lucky number from the James Bond 007 movie or is it because of its central location on the table?
As with the lottery, roulette is a game of chance, so it’s in your best interests to play a single zero wheel and seek out games with “en prison” or “surrender” as symbols.