History of Roulette - Origins and Development
The roulette game is considered to be the most favorite and popular game in the casinos along with slots machines games, where you really don't have to think, to apply some mathematical methods. You have just to rely on luck, destiny or just supernatural powers which will lead the spinning ball to the bet number. Here you don't have even the Random Number Generator which will control everything like in the slot games. Everything depends on your fortune in the roulette game, so just relax and get pleasure!
The Beginning of the Roulette
From the French language it bears the name of the "small wheel". So, logically we can guess that this origin comes exactly from this country - France. Imagine that this gambling is related to the name of well-known Pascal who, according to the rumors wanted to invent the everlasting machine motion. And he did it in 1655, indeed, created the contemporary variant of roulette. At first it was played in the monastery, which is very difficult to imagine now. Then only the most intelligent could enjoy it in the Paris casino and play roulette for big money.
Actually, this roulette game resembles very much the other wheel games that took their places in the history of gambling: Roly-Poly, Ace of hearts, Hoca and Biribi in Italy etc.
This kind of game is really considered to be very literary, because like not the others it was mentioned in the novels, with the same title "roulette" and plus approximately in the year of 1758 it was even regarded in the Quebec regulations, where this kind of game was banned.
Then, according to the chronological roulette development the year of 1842 is considered to be the year of birth of the roulette gambling game. The exact creators of this are considered to be brothers, Francois and Luis Blanc that having established the casinos in Monte Carlo launched the roulette game. And the most interesting facts for the appreciators of superstitions are that the general number of the added figures of the roulette is equal to 666, the devil number that helped the creators to reveal the secrets of the game.
In about 1800s year, the game was brought to the USA, where it was changed a little bit. It reached the Gold Rush historical period and became very popular among the western intelligence. The American mentality wants to be major in everything, covering even the historical facts and origin. They decided that the percentage that the house receives is very small and the chances of the players are very high, so they added the other field of 00, which shrinks the chances to win.
As you see, it's better to play the European roulette, due to its high chances, but still there is some advantage of American type: it's more practical and convenient, because the layout of numbers is not random.
So, as you see, considering the only fact that it's very popular throughout the entire world and this gambling is really in the great demand at the most famous casinos, and also in the ordinary betting establishments near your house, for example. We don't know if it's true about the legend of the devil number of its creating, but still some supernatural powers spin the ball and force it to stop on the lucky or unlucky number.