The casino game of roulette is named after the word in French meaning “little wheel”. In the game, the players can decide to place a bet on a just a single number, several number grouping, the black or red colours, whether the number is even or odd or if the numbers are high or low.
How to play
In roulette a “croupier” thens spin the wheel in one direction while then spin a ball in the opposite direction around the wheel. The ball will finally droponto the wheel and will land in one of the 37 pocketsin American roulette or 36 pockets European roulette or pockets on the wheel that are coloured and numbered. The pockets will be numbered 0-36, and has a one 0 pocket that is green in European roulette and two 0 and 00 pockets that is green in American Roulette.
History of Roulette
The first version of the game was developed in the 17th century in France, by Blaise Pascal a mathematician. This game has been played in its current form since the early 1800s and was quite common in Paris. It was in the year 1842 when the 0 was added to the roulette wheel, and this has become accountable for the benefit of the house that the casino has in roulette.
The growing popularity of Roulette
Roulette spread over the United States early in the 1800s, where gambling house and casino operators were still not content with the existing advance of the house, so added a second zero (00) to further increase the advantage of the house or casino more. In the 1800s, roulette quickly spread all over bothEurope and the United States becoming the most popular and famous of all the casino games.
Perhaps due to its roots in Europe and celebrity in areas such as Monte Carlo, the game of roulette has always been viewed as a fashionable and slightly classier casino game than some of its counterparts.
Odds of roulette
While you have lots of selections to bet at the roulette wheel, the odds of the majority are all about the same. The house advantage for American roulette is around 5.25% and is around 2.7% in European roulette.