Apr 23rd 2007
Roulette has been a popular game ever since in was first played in 17th century France. It was very popular then, and it continues to be very popular to this day. Its popularity has steadily increased and more and more people from all corners of the world found themselves drawn to the roulette table.
Here are the main reasons why roulette is such a popular game:
Roulette has a rich history
The game of roulette was invented 300 years ago. It is one of the oldest casino games, if not the oldest. The game was first played in France in the 17th century. The game quickly caught on and spread throughout all of Europe. In fact roulette is one of the most popular casino games in Europe. Not so much in America, because American casinos have introduced an extra slot to the roulette wheel, the 00. This doesn't seem like a significant change, but that one extra slot was enough to double the house advantage. If European wheels have a house advantage of 2.63%, the American ones have a house advantage of 5.26%. The roulette game that we play in casinos nowadays is the same as the one played in the 18th century.
The roulette ambiance
When approaching a roulette table you will be enchanted by it. It is a huge, wooden table that has a chrome wheel on it. The colors and the table layout are eye-catching and mesmerizing. On top of that the dealer or croupier is well-dressed, well-groomed and elegant. Put all of these together and you have an irresistible combination.
The tempting payouts
When playing roulette there is a wide variety of bets that you can make. You can bet on one number, on number combinations, and even on the color of the winning number. A Straight bet for example offers a tempting payout of 38-to-1. This means that if you have bet $10 on a single number you will receive a payout of $380. Nowadays you can use the internet to place your bets. This means that it is now easier for a lot o people to place roulette bets and have the chance of getting a good payout.
With the advent of the internet online gambling is now a reality. There are numerous online casinos that offer a wide variety of great games. If you want to play roulette you do not even have to leave your home. Of course, playing online is a different experience than playing in a land based casino. The main difference is the environment, the rules and the betting options do not change. Recent technological improvements and cutting edge technology has been applied in the development of online games and a direct result of this is high-quality, extremely realistic games. The latest online games are so realistic that you will fell like playing in an actual land based casino. While finding a French roulette game may be troublesome, especially if you are in the US, this is not a problem when playing online. French roulette games are more popular than their American counterparts because of the lower house edge.
Roulette is a very complex game. It uses principles from Physics, like the law of gravity and Newton's laws of motion, and principles form Math. Many physicists, engineers and mathematicians have been drawn to the roulette table during the time. Because it is a very complex game, different from other casino games, it is also a main attraction for those players that can grasp these concepts and use them.