Our subject today is none other than one of the most and exciting games you can play at the casino. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, we’re talking about the game of Roulette . With endless possibilities of how the odds can roll in your favor, this game is a must for any casino event!
The word Roulette derives from France meaning little wheel. It has been played in it’s original form since 1796 in Paris!
Players have many options on what bets they choose to place on the board which makes this game even more exciting. The pockets of the roulette wheel are numbered from 0 to 36. This gives you 36 chances of winning. To give the house an advantage there is a 0 and 00 on the wheel and number board.
There are a lot of systematic betting systems that are set in place in the game of roulette and you don’t have to just bet on the numbers on the board, the fun in roulette is also placing the other bets which include betting on odds, evens, colors, even if you place a bet within a column of a winning number you can still win!
The game starts off with you playing your bets on the board, once the dealer says all bets closed they then take the roulette ball and spin it in the opposite direction of the way of the spinning wheel. Once the ball lands on a specific number, it is the winning number during that round.
Usually we leave this section with dealer tips but in this case we decided to leave you with a fun fact. The dealer is called a croupier for the this game.
In 1873, Briton Joseph Jaggers made the first famous biased roulette wheel exploit. Mr. Jaggers, with a team of six accomplices, carefully observed all the wheels at the Monte Carlo casino and found one wheel with significant bias. By taking advantage of this flaw the team managed to win over $325,000, an astronomical sum in 1873.
If you have never played Roulette before, the next time you go to a casino check it out, we guarantee you will love this table game!