Roulette: from creation to casino
The beginnings of roulette can be traced back to a 16th century invention by French physicist Blaise Pascal. While trying to create a ‘perpetual motion machine’, Pascal accidently invented a roulette wheel similar to todays. This contraption was then used by the English in a game called ‘Even-Odd’, which could be seen as a predecessor to modern roulette, a game that appeared in French casinos in the 1700s.
Today, roulette is one of the most popular casino games in the world. A game of pure chance, players place bets on which slot the ball will drop into as the spinning wheel comes to a halt. Both the anticipation as the ball skips and a max payout of 35 to 1 make roulette one of the most exciting games in the casino. The huge variety of bet types (black/red, even/odd, table segments, etc) also means roulette is very appealing to players.
Roulette in the online casino
Roulette has expanded its popularity into a new audience with the advent of online casino. Being easy to understand and play, roulette is a common choice for those new to the virtual casino, especially those players who have never experienced the bricks and mortar casino environment. Online roulette is much less intimidating for the new player, as you place bets in your own time and can ‘play for fun’ if you wish.
Play roulette at Storspiller
We offer a variety of different types of roulette in our online casino, from European and American to French roulette – including La Partage, which offers the lowest house edge. Simply pick your roulette table depending on the game type and stake level you’d like, and if you need any help with roulette rules you can always click on the ‘?’ icon within the game.