Origin of Roulette


Roulette is a casino game in which players place chips on a table and then spin a ball to determine the winning number. Bets can be placed on individual numbers, various groupings of numbers, red or black and high (19-36) or low (1-18).

Before betting, you should know what the house edge is and which bet types offer the best odds.


The exact origin of roulette is unknown. However, there are a few theories as to how it was created. One is that it was invented by the 17th century French mathematician Blaise Pascal as part of his attempts to produce a machine that would produce perpetual motion. Other theories suggest that the game originated in China and was brought to Europe by Dominican monks who were heavily involved with Chinese culture. In either case, the modern version of roulette was developed in the 18th century and quickly became a popular game in Paris’ gambling houses. It is now played worldwide.