History of roulette
The history of rouletteThe origin of the game of roulette is a mystery, given that the invention is the same awarded to different Nations and peoples. In fact, no one knows who invented it, and the common belief is that the modern game of roulette is the result of many incarnations of the game as it has flown around the world.
Chinese connectionSome historians of the game attribute the original roulette game to ancient China, which used a stone wheel in which animals were used instead of numbers. In the center of the spinning device were the numbers 666. Surprisingly, when summing up the numbers on the modern roulette wheel, the result is also 666.
It is rumored that Dominican monks exchanged animal symbols for numerical symbols and that they took the game with them on their trips to Europe.
The Roman connectionThe expansion of the Roman Empire was a real feat, and many soldiers were killed or injured in battle. The commanders had to keep the morale of the troops at a high level, and they did so by allowing the soldiers to play games with stakes. They will use a carriage wheel or rotating shields to play their gambling games, similar to how the Wheel of fortune game works.
French connectionFrance is the country with which the modern game of roulette is most associated. The name roulette comes from the French word which means "small wheel". There are those who believe that roulette was invented by the French mathematician Blaise Pascal around 1655, as part of his attempts to create a perpetual motion device. Others attribute the game to boring Dominican monks who invented it to amuse themselves in a monastery.
However, the game gained popularity only after the French revolution. Since the late 18th century, the game of French roulette, which is played today, is the same. Many argue that the modern game is a combination of different games, including the Italian game Hoca and Biribi, the English game Roly-Poly, Ace of Hearts, EO and Reiner. Even the French Board game called "Roulette" is associated with such an invention.
International expansionIn the late 18th century, the game hit Russia and Turkey, and in the early 19th century, it arrived in England. Later in the century, two Frenchmen, Louis and françois Blanc, added zero to the numbers and increased the margin of the house. They are also part of the myth of 666 surrounding the game. They are said to have reached an agreement with the devil in exchange for all the secrets of the learning game. Francois opened a casino in Monte Carlo after the French banned betting, and made it the most popular casino game.
French refugees who had fled France since the revolution took the game to Louisiana, which had always been the betting capital of the newly formed country of the United States. The original version they played was different from the one they played today, but it had to be different as the edge of the house was too high.
American operators had difficulty giving up their advantage and created a wheel with another double zero. Currently, American double zero roulette is very popular in the US, South America and the Caribbean, and European roulette continues to dominate Europe.