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Roulette history

A Roulette History – Discovering the Roots of Roulette

Examining the roots of the game of roulette and how the history of roulette helped into develop into the popular casino game it is today.

Take a roll into history with roulette …

The game of roulette is an entertaining pursuit that is today featured at land based casino locations and also at the majority of online casino sites. As is the case with several of the top casino games, the precise origins of the roulette game remain rather clouded. There are signs however, that the roots of the game of roulette lie in France.

The beginnings of the roulette game …

The French word 'roulette' which means 'little wheel' is an indication of the game's French belonging. It is generally believed that the first roulette wheel was invented by French mathematician, Blaise Pascal. It is believed that Pascal created the original roulette wheel in the late eighteenth century.

The beginnings of European roulette …

A notable time in the history of the roulette game is the mid 19th century when Francois and Louis Blanc developed a form of the roulette game. It was soon realized that the placement of a section containing a zero, in addition to the numbered sections, would provide better odds for the casino. This type of roulette wheel became known as European roulette. At this time, gambling was not permitted in France and the roulette wheel was launched in Germany. It is said that Francois Blanc then brought the roulette game to Monte Carlo. Following the Prince of Monaco's great interest in the roulette game, the first of Monte Carlo's casino locations was launched.

The beginnings of American roulette …

It is widely thought that the roulette game was first introduced to the United States in the 19th century. Here, casino owners with their sights of increasing odds yet further in the house's favor placed an additional zero section onto the roulette wheel. This roulette dial incorporating both a single zero compartment and a double zero section became known as American roulette.

The game of roulette quickly became a popular pursuit both in Europe and in the United States.

Online roulette history …

Thanks to the innovation of the Internet, during the mid 1990's, online casinos first made their debut. At this time, the game of roulette made its appearance at the best online casinos. Top quality casino software offers bright graphics and realistic sound effects in order to enhance the online roulette experience. Today, different versions of this fascinating pursuit are available at online locations with the added incentive of real cash prizes. As such an attractive game, it was only natural that roulette would be a success at the best online casinos.

Things look rosy for the game of roulette and it appears that the roulette wheel will continue to roll, providing entertainment for many, for a long time into the future both at land based casinos and also at best online casino sites.