A Brief History of Roulette

The history of roulette is in itself vague and uncertain. With so many myths and legends intertwined with fantasy-like stories, there is no real way to find out how exactly the game was created. Keeping this in mind, even though the invention of the game is uncertain, it is normally attributed to the French mathematician and philosopher, Blaise Pascal. In the 17th century, Pascal was known for his fascination with perpetual motion and some say this fascination of his led to the invention of the first real Roulette table.In French, the term ‘roulette’ means ‘small wheels’. In all probabilities, roulette was possibly invented by Pascal in the 17th century and by the early 18th century, there were already a few more versions of the game that were being played in England. However, it wasn’t until the mid 19th century that Roulettes French connection was created.In the year 1842, two French gentlemen Louis and Francois Blanc invented the first real modern roulette table. This invention consisted of single zero tables that are used till date. However, at this time gambling was considered to be an illegal activity in France. So, the Blanc brothers introduced this game to all the gambling halls all over Europe and the United States. Hereafter, roulette rapidly gained devoted followers and has eve since, become one of the most popular table gambling games in the New World. In those days, the game was played a lot by royalty and the game was soon nick named the ‘King (or by some, the Queen) of all casino games!Internet RouletteWith the passing of years, gambling has now moved to a whole new level in terms of popularity, and roulette has steadfastly marched along with it. With the advent of the Internet and online gaming, roulette has now reached its peak. Roulette, particularly French roulette, which was previously considered the game for the rich, has now become accessible to all and sundry. Even though it is still considered to be the king of all casino games, roulette is no longer only for royalty. This however, has made roulette even more popular and people from all over the world flock towards gambling halls to try their hands at the game.Since its inception, roulette, along with its exceptionally humble beginnings, has gone through very little changes. What with the new developments and advancements in technology, roulette is just a click of a mouse away from you.The history of roulette has spread over three centuries. From its beginning as the project of a famous mathematician till date, roulette is by and large the most popular casino game today. It is very unlikely that the popularity of this game will ever die.