We will now turn to another game of chance called roulette. It was first introduced in Italy in the early 17th century under the name of birbi. For the first time in 1758, an official document states the name of this game in Canada. In the beginning, the game had up to 38 different squares. With a red zero and a double zero with the color black).
In 1842 the game was improved by the brothers François and Louis Blanc. They decided to remove the double zero square and to keep only one. However, this square seems to increase the advantage of touching a good number for the players, which pleases them directly and they start to play this game of chance en masse.
In France, roulette became really popular in Monte Carlo where Charles 3 of Monaco decided to legalize gambling and thus allowed the Blanc brothers to open a casino in this city in 1860. The success is immediate.
On some online casinos, the number 0 is not present, which puts the player on a mathematical par with the casino. But to make up for this discrepancy, the gaming establishment takes up to 10% of your winnings every time you win.
There are three different types of roulette:
- French roulette has 37 numbers where there are no boxes under the numbers 34, 35 and 36.
- English roulette also has 37 numbers, but there is a box under the numbers 34, 35 and 36.
- Finally, American roulette is exactly the same as English roulette, except that there is not one 0 number, but two: 0 and 00.
Roulette is very simple to understand. First, the dealer or machine will throw an ivory (or resin) ball in the opposite direction of the roulette wheel’s rotation.
The moment the dealer throws the ball, you can start betting (or even a little earlier). You’ll have to hurry to make your choice, because it goes very fast.
There are several betting options available to you:
- Either you bet on the color (red or black)
- Bet on a number
- Bet on a column
- Bet on a dozen
- Bet on a square
- Bet on a crossword
There are many different bets in roulette. Depending on the bet you make, you will win a different amount.