Everybody must have heard a lot about an exciting casino game called Roulette. And almost everyone should remember that James Bond, the unsurpassed agent liked this game most of all.

The origin of the Roulette game

This game is very popular in Europe and North America. It is not blackjack which is the game of skills, that is why the rules of the game are rather simple.

Roulette in translation from French language means "little wheel".

Roulette game appeared in the 18th century in France.

In the present form roulette was played in 1796 in Paris. In the 1800s, the game became widely spread throughout Europe and USA. Roulette's popularity made this game one the most famous casino games.

In the first half of the 20th century there were two main casino towns: Monte Carlo with the single zero wheel (French wheel) and Las Vegas with the double zero wheel (American wheel).

In the 1970s casinos when casino began to flourish all over the world, there appeared hundreds of casinos offering roulette games. Nowadays double zero wheel is widely spread in North America, South America and Caribbean countries, the single zero wheel is popular in some other countries.

Rules of the game

As it has already been mentioned the Roulette is an easy game to play. It's a guessing game with a small white ball and a spinning wheel. During the game the ball spins in one direction while the wheel spins in another direction.

  • If the player bets on the right number, the right set of numbers, or color, s/he wins.
  • The betting in roulette is divided in two main categories: "inside" and "outside" bets.
  • Inside bets can be made on individual numbers (1-36) and zeros.
  • If the player bets on a single number, then it's a "straight-up" wager.
  • If the player bets on the outside of the layout, then it's an "outside" bet.
  • The player is allowed to make a lot of bets on a single spin.

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