The game of roulette is one of the table games most closely associated with casinos by almost every casino fan all around the world both today as well as throughout casino history. In fact it could be argued that the table game of roulette is in deed a cornerstone of the casino history and image.
To understand why the table game of roulette enjoys such a high status within the casino industry, such as at the Royal Vegas online casino, we need to have a look at a brief history of roulette. Roulette was first invented in France during the eighteenth century by a man named Blaise Pascal. The initial game was rather primitive and was actually a by product of his search to develop the worlds first perpetual motion device.
The invention was quickly amalgamated with existing table games such as the Italian games of Hoca and Biribi as well as other wheel games such as Roly Poly, a popular English table game around that time. The name roulette comes from the French word and means small wheel.
Advances In The Development Of Roulette
The first roulette wheels that were used in Paris aroun the late seventeen hundreds used a black square to represent a double zero and a red square to represent a single zero, however many players found this arrangement very confusing as there were other bets that could be made involving the colors red and black. Eventually the color representing zero or double zero was changed to green, something that has remained in all forms of roulette today.
The brothers Francois and Louis Blanc are credited with introducing the first single zero only table in Europe, in the gambling town of Homburg Germany to be precise. They have also been credited with establishing the world’s first exclusive gambling town, Monte Carlo which went on to become the gambling capital of the world after gambling was banned in Europe. Today both forms of roulette are played, double zero and single zero tables. There are various reasons why people prefer one or the other and most often this is attributed to odds offered by different casinos on different tables.