European Roulette – History and Tips
There are four major types of roulette, European, French, American, and Roulette Royale. All four games share the same basic requirements to play. Which are; a numbered spinning wheel, a table, and a little (usually ivory or plastic) ball. The major difference between the four games; is that the American wheel shows zero and double zero, giving the house an additional edge, against the player. The other three boast only one zero, therefore increasing the odds slightly in favour of the player. The subject of this article however, is on the European game.
The origins of roulette are to say the least, obscure, whether it started with a roman soldier spinning the wheel of a upturned chariot, spinning his shield on a spear, or as is most likely, it is guessed to be, the brain child of Blaise Pascal, the famous mathematician, well known for his work in the field of probability. The first modern day roulette wheel was introduced to Paris in 1796. Hence the name “roulette” translates to, “little wheel. The wheel has thirty seven pockets, numbered from zero to thirty six, and is coloured alternately, black and red; the winning bet is the number on which the little white ball lands, although there are many variations as to what constitutes a winning bet. The game became very popular, and soon became a favourite in all the European casinos. When the game eventually migrated to America, sometime in the 19th century, they added a pocket to the wheel in order to create a double zero, and increase the edge in odds, in favour of the house. Conclusion: when you feel the urge to play a little roulette on line, choose a European gaming table.
Tips and strategies;
For centuries, gamblers, adventurers, mathematicians, scientists, and the like, have striven to develop winning formulas for all the casino games. Had they been successful, by the twenty first century, casinos would have been long out of business, and closed down. The proof of that pudding is to be found in the fact that every time you turn on your computer you will find yet another site touting for your business. This is not to say that players cannot win in the short term, of course they can. But in the long term, the odds dictate that the house wins. The History of European …