roulette historyWithout this gambling activity, it is simply impossible to imagine any modern casino, but still in the history of roulette there are tricky moments and blank spaces, giving roulette entertainment an additional aura of mystery.

Countless players, both in and outside of Canada, desire to learn the secret of this capricious wheel and make their lucky spin. This aim is understandable, because the winnings of roulette in modern casinos are very impressive.

How it’s played

Like several centuries ago, the game of roulettes today looks recognizable in all countries. The roulette itself is a horizontally placed wheel divided into sectors. The latter are numbered in a certain order (but not in a row), from 0 to 36. During spinning, the dealer throws the ball, which spins in the opposite direction to the rotation of the roulette wheel. As a result, the ball falls into one of the wells with a number, and the task of the participants is to guess what that number will be. In roulette, there are bets on:

  • a single number;
  • two, three, four, five or six numbers;
  • on red or black, more or less than half, even or odd — simple odds;
  • on dozens and columns;
  • on sections of the playing wheel — verbal bets.

With different bets, the probability of winning varies, which means different prize amounts. The maximum winnings are for the player who guessed the exact number in the roulette wheel.

Where It Began

Nowadays, historians can’t give a straightforward answer on how exactly roulette appeared and who was its inventor. Here are the most reliable versions of its origin that are commonly mentioned:

  • Ancient Roman lottery, which was played using a vertical wheel, may be the ancestor of modern roulette.
  • The English game of "even and odd", popular in the Middle Ages, also has many similarities with the current roulette versions.
  • Finally, some sources attribute the invention of the roulette wheel to the scientist Blaise Pascal. According to this version, a brilliant mathematician not only designed roulette, but also developed its basic rules.

The game evolves

Whatever the original version of roulette, it took its familiar form quite a long time ago. Since about the middle of the 19th century, the rules of the roulette game have not changed much. Nowadays, in Canada, the prevailing version of the roulette wheel includes not only a regular zero, but also a double zero well. Also, in contrast to the traditional European roulette, Canada uses smaller chips for the activity. This allows the dealer not to use any additional devices to work with the chips, managing only his hands. Overall, this makes the roulette game much more dynamic and exciting.

Keeping count

Like many other gambling games in which the player deals with numbers, roulette attracts people with a mathematical mind. Such enthusiasts strive to create a system that, based on mathematical formulas, can predict the numbers that will come out. All types of roulette available on online sites in Canada are equipped with special scoreboards that show the statistics of the dropped numbers for a certain period. Based on this, each visitor of the gaming site can make their own predictions.