Origin of Roulette

Roulette is a game of chance and luck where you place wagers on groups of numbers. These bets are often cheaper than inside bets and offer a higher likelihood of winning.

The game consists of a table with several betting areas and in its center a revolving disk-like device with compartments alternately painted red and black, with one or two green ones (on American wheels only). A small ball is spun around the wheel until it comes to rest.


Many different theories exist regarding the origin of roullete. Some believe that the game was invented by 17th-century French mathematician Blaise Pascal while others claim that it originated in China. Others think that it was based on older games such as Hoca, English Even-Odd, and the Italian board game Biribi. However, the most likely theory is that it was developed in France in the 18th century based on the wheel and game mechanics of the earlier hoca and portique games.

Other historians have also suggested that the game has roots in ancient Roman soldiers’ shield-based gambling games. However, this is unlikely because there isn’t enough evidence to support it. Modern roulette wheels were first introduced in the late 1700s and became extremely popular with French aristocracy.

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