This first game of roulette recorded in history was said to have been played in France, during the 18th century. And still to this day roulette is one of the most popular and most played online casino game in the U.S and abroad. The roulette wheel is said to be based on several English wheel games and Italian board games. There are two different types of roulette wheels, a European and an American version.

The English version has retained most of the original features including the single zero. Which is the best roulette wheel to play on because the house advantage is only about 2%. However, the American wheel has added the double zero on it which makes the house advantage higher. The wheel is not the only change made in the game of roulette. Due to excessive cheating by operators and gamblers in saloons and make shift casinos across the West, the roulette wheel was mounted on tables.

The American placement of the roulette table dominates most casinos by offering easy betting and fast payouts. In the 1860’s, roulette was band by the Germans, this only added to the mystic and attractiveness of the game and gambling. At the time of abolishment, Monte’ Carlo became a mecca for gambling for Europe’s upper class. The game has been so sought after that it is written that Francois Blanc made a deal with the devil to learn the secrets of the roulette wheel.

There is a legend that states if you are count all the numbers on the roulette wheel from one to thirty-six, the total is 666 or the mark of the beast. It is not said, if it is on the American or European version. Roulette has been called the king of casino free games, mainly due to the games appeal and glamour of the casinos during the Monte’ Carlo era. Since 1976, the game has been played the same way and has attracted people from all walks of life. The popularity of the double zero or American wheel can be seen in the U.S., South America and the Caribbean, the single zero wheel is used everywhere else.

By Suman Ahliya
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