Roulette is one of the most famous casino games. It is one of the most played games in online casinos. However, nothing compares to the authentic experience of the chips being scattered, the ball landing and the dealer announcing the winning number. You can experience exactly this thrilling feeling at Showdown casino on Wenceslas Square.
The history of the name of the most played roulette game
The name of the casino game roulette comes from the French word roulette, which could be translated as a small wheel. References to roulette date back to the 18th century, when the first wheel with numbers and colours was created - that being a key element of the game.
One theory suggests that the inventor of roulette was the French physicist and mathematician Blaise Pascal, who attempted to build a perpetual motion machine in the 17th century. A machine that was supposed to be able to work indefinitely without an external power source. And during this experiment, he created a spinning wheel with a ball that served as a random number generator. The result of his experiment subsequently became the basis for roulette.
Another theory holds that roulette has its roots in older games, such as the Italian Biribi and Hoca, in which numbers are drawn from a bag or deck of playing cards. You will also find references to an English game called Roly-Poly, which is played with a vertical wheel and coloured fields.
The inventor of roulette has not been identified to this day. As we know it today, it has been influenced by countless cultures and personalities. The name of the man behind the birth of the game will therefore probably never be known.
Roulette at Showdown casino
There are two European Roulette tables in our Wenceslas Square branch. The European roulette wheel offers thirty-seven holes, which are marked with numbers from 0 to 36.
The player has the option to place outside bets, inside bets or a combination of both. Inside bets are bets on individual numbers or on groups of numbers (up to 6 numbers, called a six line). Outside bets include pair bets, which include black or red, even or odd and high or low numbers. Other options are 12-number bets, column bets and dozen bets.
Last but not least, players can also enjoy a "racetrack", which is a representation of a roulette wheel and can be found on the table in front of the dealer. The bets on the racetrack include zero spiel, big series, orpheline and small series. Another popular option is called neighbours.