Roulette is a classic casino game, almost a symbol that fascinates people. People usually bet on random numbers or colors in a game of roulette. Below are some interesting facts about roulette!
Roulette is known as the game of the devil
The main reason it is called the Devil Game is because all of the numbers (0 to 36) present on the wheel add up to 666, which is known to be the number of the devil.
Roulette was founded in France in the 18th century
The word “roulette” means little wheel. Roulette in its current form has been around since the 18th century. However, it was Blaise Pascal who introduced the concept in a somewhat more primitive form in the 17th century. So it can be said that people have been playing roulette in Paris since the late 17th century.
English influence on the design
The game was originally influenced by Roly Poly, a 17th century English game. When Roly Poly was banned, EO (Even-Odd) was introduced. These games became the basis of what later became known as roulette.
The legend of the pact
In the 19th century, roulette was introduced by the Blanc Brothers in Monte Carlo, which later became the casino’s capital. Legend has it that François Blanc made an agreement with the devil himself to know the basic secrets of roulette. This is also another reason why the game is known as the devil game.
There are different types of roulette
There are different ways to play roulette around the world. For example, American roulette is different from European roulette. Likewise, the rules of California roulette were changed in 2004, and the resulting form became known as California roulette.
A game for (spiritually) strong people
Roulette may be the most popular casino game, but it is not for everyone. While the rules aren’t complicated, they can be a little daunting for many people. However, it is possible to get used to the rules of the game with constant practice. Never lose sight of how bets work and understand how to manage your bets without putting them all into play at once.
The man who destroyed the bank in Monte Carlo …
Many players over the years have tried different betting strategies and methods in order to win the most. The first person known to make a big win in Monte Carlo was Joseph Jagger, who hired 6 people in 1873 to study the roulette wheel at Beaux Arts Casino. In 1875 Joseph won £ 14,000 and became immortal as “The Man Who Destroyed the Monte Carlo Bank”. In 1892, Fred Gilbert composed a song inspired by Joseph Jagger that was later made famous by comedian Charles Coborn.
The composition of the roulette wheel
The ball used in the roulette wheel is usually made of a plastic or ivory material. The ball is released into the wheel, placing it in one of the openings. These openings are separated by small walls. These walls are also the reason the little ball bounces around on the bike so much.