The roulette wheel consists of 36 slots, 18 of which are colored red and the other 18 are colored black. The black and the red slots are placed alternatively in the wheel. Additionally, the wheel also contains a zero slot which is green in color. In European Roulette it’s a single 0 in the slot where as in case of American roulette there is a double zero. It is suggested to play single zero slots instead of double zero since they provide better odds to the player of Roulette.
This game is played by rolling a small ball in one direction inside a wheel and on the other hand the wheel spins in the opposite direction to that of the rolling ball. When the ball comes to the rest on the wheel, it places itself in one of the slots. If during the wagering (which is done before rolling the ball) you went for that slot where the ball rests finally, you are the Lucky winner.
There are many ways to wager in roulette, and many systems have been devised in an attempt to increase the odds in favor of the player. If you think a system will increase your odds there are many different systems in existence that will tell you how to bet systematically in the belief that you can increase your odds. You can play using one of the roulette systems available or just bets on hunches to select what number or series of numbers to bet on.
Online Roulette History
Now, in the age of Online Roulette, We’ve come a long way from the early wheel based games that have been around for quite some time. If we want to know about its past, Its very difficult to specify the time when this game of gambling actually originated as there is no record of invention about it.
There are several stories about its invention in the air. But their authenticity is doubtful bcoz of lack of evidences. Few people say that the game was invented in China and brought to Europe by traders who were trading with the Chinese. Where as some people say that Blaise Pascal first introduced a primitive version of roulette in the 17th century. Roulette in French language means “small wheel”. So, it might be the case that it was first originated in France.
But, all stories aside, the next known fact is that several early versions of a wheel and spinning ball were invented in the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe. It is said that this was a by-product of his perpetual motion devices. In the late years of the 18th century a game that we could recognize as modern Roulette was introduced in Parisian casinos. Frenchmen Francois and Louis Blanc invented the single “0” roulette game in 1842. Because gambling was illegal in France during this time, the game was introduced in Hamburg, Germany where it became very popular and replaced an earlier version that featured higher odds. Then this game was also banned in Germany. At a later date, Francois and his son Camille were responsible for bringing the game of roulette back to southern France for the Prince of Monaco, Charles III. As a result, the lavish, world-famous resort of Monte Carlo was developed.