Apr 20th 2007
Online casino roulette (French word for â€osmall wheelâ€?) has a short history as it has developed along with the Internet, but a long and interesting one if we analyze its connection to the classic casino roulette game.
In general, roulette is associated whit a gentle and classy game. Usually the clientA¨le is more stylish and quiet, attracting a more civilized crowd. In Europe people associate roulette with elegant clothing and good taste, like tuxedos or beautiful dressed women. Basically the atmosphere is that of refinement, nobility and chic.
It is pretty hard to track the Roulette evolution, simply because the origin is lost. We only have knowledge about some form of a wheel based game going back almost as far as the origin of the wheel itself. Nevertheless, there are legends that the game was invented in China and brought to Europe by merchants who were doing business with the Chinese.
But, with its reputation beginning in the mid 18th century in greater Europe, some say that the truly inventor is none other than the famous mathematician and brilliant philosopher Blaise Pascal, who was theoretically inspired by his interest with perpetual motion devices.
Knowing its controversial origin, is strange enough that the roulette wheel has become one of the most used symbols of the gambling world, without the game ever becoming all that famous in America.
There are two types of online casino roulette games, the American Roulette, with 38 colored and numbered pockets containing two green pockets marked 0 and 00, creating a superior house advantage and European Roulette including 37 pockets with only one green zero.
In conclusion let us quote Albert Einstein, who stated that "you cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it." And yet, the frequent even money wagers in roulette have motivated many players over the years to try to beat the game.