Facts about Roulette
Roulette is a game being played since centuries but the history of this game is surrounded with mysteries. Roulette is a casino game attached with glamour and entertainment, as it has been featured in several movies and television. The most attractive part of this game is the spinning of the wheel which attracts people to try their luck with this game. This is the reason that this game has gained popularity tremendously in land based, as well online casinos. There are interesting facts about Roulette that players must know. Some of them are given below-
- Roulette is a French word which means little wheel.
- Roulette is popularly called “King of Casino Games.”
- Roulette wheel was created by the French inventor Blaise Pascal, who was actually trying to build a perpetual movement machine but ended up creating a Roulette wheel.
- The original position of single zero was found by Francois Blanc who had also set up the first casino in Monte Carlo.
- The double zero on the Roulette table was added only after Roulette shifted to America. Initially in France Roulette was played with a single zero. But the Americans wanted some variation in the game so they made their contribution by adding double zero. The double zero offered the casinos with more house advantage.
- In some variations of American Roulette an American eagle is given instead of Double Zero.
- A player should avoid betting on 5th row, as statistically it has the least chances of winning.
- Einstein made a statement about this exciting game that “you can’t beat a roulette table unless you steal from it”.
- The most interesting winning in the game of Roulette was when an English man called Ashley Reve sold his whole property in 2004 to try his luck at Las Vegas Casino. He bet his $135, 300 wealth on red and red came in which made him won double money he possessed. He didn’t play further and left the casino with his won money.
- Roulette has appeared in many movies and television. Some of the famous flicks in which Roulette had played a major role are- ‘Diamonds are forever’, ‘Casablanca’ etc.