Roulette is a very popular gambling game. In this game, a croupier turns a round roulette wheel that has 37 or 38 numbered pockets in which a ball must land, and the ball will land in one of these pockets every time. The main pockets are number from 1 to 36 and these pockets of the wheel will alternate with black and red, starting with a red number 1. On this wheel, there are also two more components, one with a 0 and the other with a 00. While playing the game of roulette, if a player bets on a single number and wins the payouts are 35 to 1, which can be a large amount of money.
The initial bet is returned and so in total it is multiplied by 36, if you are betting a dollar, you will win thirty-six dollars. If a player bets ten dollars, a return of three hundred sixty dollars will be the payout. When playing this game, you can bet on numbers, combinations, ranges, and colors.
History of Roulette
The history of roulette is one that can be explained in a few paragraphs, but still covers many countries of the world. A mathematician named Blaise Pascal invented roulette in the French 17th century, which was over three hundred years ago. In 1842, there was another two Frenchmen named Francois and Louis Blanc who added the "0" to the roulette wheel in order to increase house odds. Increasing the house odds means that the gambler will win less often. Roulette was introduced to the U.S. in the 1800’s with the addition of the second 0 in order to increase the house odds even further, so the gambler will win even less often. In the coming years, Roulette spread all over Europe and the U.S. making it one of the most famous casino games, such as it is today. Some consider roulette the “King of the Casino Games” because it was associated with the casinos in Monte Carlo which has a great number of roulette wheels of all variants. Francois Blanc established the first casinos in Monte Carlo and allegedly bargained with the devil to obtain the secrets of roulette. This statement comes from the fact that when you add up all the numbers on a roulette wheel they equal “666” which is reported as representing the devil. Many people do not believe in this theory but there are gamblers who do.
Roulette variants are very obvious when comparing the wheels. There are two types of roulette, with the two types of roulette being American and European roulette. The difference between the two types is the number of 0’s on the wheel. You can see the obvious when looking at the wheel before playing at the roulette wheel. American is known as having two 0’s, which contains the numbers zero and also the double zero. American roulette also uses non-value chips, non value means that all chips belonging to the same player are of the same value determined at the time of purchase.
All the players chips could be five dollar chips or ten dollar chips and so on. And then when you look at European roulette, this game uses standard casino chips of differing values as bets, which can make the game more confusing for both the croupier and the players. It is generally the color of the chips that will reveal the value of the chip to the dealer or the players who are all on the same table. A traditional European roulette table is also much larger than an American roulette table, and the croupier uses a long tool called a rake to clear out the chips and to distribute winnings.