The game of roulette in manual form has a long and distinguished history, which dates back to 17th century France. Many researchers understand that a man who was called Blaise Pascal introduced a primitive form of roulette in his search for a perpetual motion machine. The roulette mechanism is a hybrid of a gaming wheel, which was invented in 1720 and Biribi, which is an Italian game.
The game has been played in it’s most recent manual form since 1796 in Paris. At that time, French novel La Roulette, ou le Jour by Jaques Lablee, described it: “There are exactly two slots reserved for the bank, whence it derives its sole mathematical advantage.” In fact, an earlier reference to the competition was published in regulations for New France (Quebec) as far back as 1758, banning the game.
In the subsequent centuries, there have been plenty of references to roulette in literature and films. The game is a prominent theme in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1866 novella titled The Gambler, then nearly 80 years later, roulette makes an appearance in 1942 film Casablanca.
As the pastime has evolved, increasing numbers of people play roulette online while professionals develop their online roulette strategy. We associate the best online roulette with the city of Las Vegas – the 28th-most populated city in the United States of America, located in the western state of Navada – and a lot of online casino roulette sites play on that by creating a Vegas theme. There, punters can meet others like them in seconds and enjoy a game of live online roulette.
Technological evolution means this competition is now played on the web more often than it used to be, but little of the rules have changed. When it comes to roulette, there is no need to re-invent the wheel.