Roulette is a popular casino game that comes from the French word meaning a ‘mini wheel’. It has been said that Roulette was discovered in the 18th century. In the 17th century Blaise Pascal made an original form of Roulette in his search for a continual motion machine.
A little town called Homburg back in 1843 is where Francois and Louis Blanc had come to introduce the single 0 style Roulette wheel in order to go up against the other casinos that offered the regular traditional wheel that had the single and double zero house pockets on it.
Sometime in the 1800 era, Roulette was all over the United States and Europe resulting in one of the most played casino games making it known as the King Of Casino Games. Since the German government put a stop to all gambling in the 1860’s the Blanc family moved to Europe where they organized a gambling mecca of the Europe Elite at the Monte Carlo. This is where the single 0 Roulette wheel became the leading number one game and exported around the world. But not in the United States as this is where the double zero wheel stayed superior.
A story from the past says that Francois Blanc allegedly made a deal with the devil to acquire secrets of the Roulette game since all the numbers that are on the wheel are 1 to 36 which equals 666, the mark of the beast.
In the earlier years of the American Roulette, the numbers on the wheels were 1 though 28 plus a single 0, double 0 and an American Eagle. The Hoyle gambling books say that the single 0, the double 0, and the American Eagle are not bars. Even though when the balls fall on either of them, the banker indeed takes every thing that is on the table, except for the bets that are on one of the 0’s or the Eagle.
The French double 0 wheel made its way to the United States all the way from the Mississippi to New Orleans, and then headed west. It was said to be here because of the aggressive cheating that occurred by the operators and the gamblers. Eventually the Roulette wheel was placed on top of the table so that different devices couldn’t be hid within the table or the wheel and to make the betting layout a little easier to understand. Sooner or later this progressed into the American style roulette. American Roulette developed in the gambling hideouts across the territories where make shift games had been started, when in fact the French Roulette version developed with fashion and leisure in Monte Carlo. Nevertheless, the American style game has dominated in most casinos with its intelligible betting and fast cash action, using either a single or double zero wheels.
In the beginning of the 20th century the only casino towns of note were Monte Carlo with the original single 0 French wheel, and Las Vegas that had the American double 0 wheel. Casinos began to embellish in the 1970s all around the world. By the time 2008 got here there were several hundred casino’s offering Roulette games world wide. You can find the double zero Roulette wheel in the United States, South America and the Caribbean.