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Roulette History

Roulette has a long history, much like Blackjack, but unlike the popular card-game, Roulette’s history can be traced back more easily to the French – with the word Roulette itself, French for “wheel”.

Whether you believe the reports that Roulette was first played in China, or brought to Europe by Dominican monks, most agree that the traditional form of Roulette was indeed founded in France, by the mathematician Blaise Pascal, back in the 17th century.

Back then it was known often as Roly-Poly by the English, although the name Roulette soon caught on, and before long players all over the world would be enjoying its action-packed, dynamic gameplay.

Types Of Roulette

There are three main types of Roulette, some of which you’re probably already familiar. These are:

  • European Roulette
  • American Roulette
  • French Roulette

Ironically, French Roulette is the lesser-known version of the game today, with European Roulette and American Roulette being the most commonly played variations, in their respective continents.

European Roulette, often known as the singular “0” game was first developed 1842 by a Francois and Louis. They developed it such a way that it was more player-friendly than other similar games at the time, while also increasing the odds of the player.

When it was first developed, gambling was illegal at that time in France, so it was introduced in Hamburg, Germany where it gained popularity. Later it was again introduced in southern France by Francois and Camille, his son.

American Roulette: – Also known as “00” Roulette game. The double zero was introduced in America to give the Casinos an extended edge over players.

French Roulette – Not a whole deal is known about this variations, aside from the fact that it was probably created by a French Casino in an attempt to increase popularity of the game and offers French players a local-version of the game.

Online Roulette was introduced during middle of 1990s and since it was very popular in Land-based Casinos, it also became one of the most-played online Casino games in history.

To this day, it is STILL arguably the most popular Casino game in the world, with millions of players enjoying the game each week.

With big wins available, and an exciting and action-packed gaming experience at all times, it’s well worth checking Roulette out, and thanks to many online casinos, you don’t need to go to a land-based Casino anymore to play!

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