History of Roulette

Roulette came from a French word which means "little wheel". It is one of the most popular casino game in America and Europe which originated from France in the 18th century and introduced by the famous mathematician, Blaise Pascal in the 17th century. There is another story that tells the roulette has started in way back Greco-Roman time. The soldiers are using their chariot wheels to spin and to determine the winner.

Another hearsay about roulette, is that there is two German that trade their soul to the devil for the secret of the game roulette. Some are saying this is true with proof that if you add all numbers in roulette it will sum up to 666 which is the devil's number. Who are the two Germans? They are Francois and Luis Blanc.

As the time goes by, roulette game has been accepted in the society of gambling. Casino games has added another thrill game in gambling industry. And became one of the most sought casino game. As roulette became popular around casinos, there is no wonder that online casinos also has applied this game of luck in virtual gambling. And just like happen to land-based casinos when they launched roulette, it spread around online casinos just like a wild fire in the forest. Online roulette is the latest form of the game. There are online roulette casino sites where you can play roulette online for free or for real money.

How to Play Roulette

With the maximum of eight player roulette can begin in spinning the wheel.

Learning how to play roulette is very simple and easy. All you need is your guessing skills for you to win and enjoy the game. Roulette is played on a roulette table consisting of the wheel and a layout containing various bet options. Players can place their bets into numbers (odd or even ) with corresponding colors (red or black).

Once all players have placed their bets, the croupier (the attendant) sets the wheel in motion and introduces the ball to spinning in the opposite direction. When the ball settles in a number's slot, the croupier places a dolly over it, pays out winning bets and clears the layout for the next spin. Same rules apply in playing online roulette. Player needs to pick the winning number into which slot ball will fall after the roulette wheel is spun and comes to a standstill. Correct predictions are paid out accordingly.

There are two main types of online roulette, American and European Roulette. In American Roulette, wheel has numbers from 00(double zero) and 0 to 36. European Roulette is similar to American Roulette except it does not have the 00(double zero). The wheel has numbers from 0 to 36.

Roulette Betting Options

There are two major types of roulette bets and these are the inside bets and outside bets. Inside bets are made up of specific numbers or combinations of numbers on the inner part of the roulette table. Inside bets are divided into the following types: Straight Bets, Basket Bets, Corner Bets, Street Bets and Split Bets. While outside bets are all bets that are placed on the outside area of the roulette table. There are no winning outside bets for the 0 and 00 slots. The following are the types of outside bets: Red or Black Bets, Even or Odd Bets, Low or High Bets, Column Bets and Dozen Bets.