Roulette History and Game Information

An overview of the contents to be covered in this article:

Theories that Explain Roulette History.
The Forefathers of Roulette.
Feasible Substantiation of where Roulette was discovered.
Basics of the Roulette game.
Roulette Zero and the Banker’s Edge.
The Evolution of Zero.
The rules of playing Roulette.

Theories that Explain Roulette History.

Just like most games, Roulette has a few theories that try to unearth its origin. The first and most popular theory explains that Roulette was invented by Blaise Pascal, a French scientist, in 1655 in a monastic retreat. According to this theory, the game was first played at a Casino located in Paris.

The second is fairly simple; it states that the game was invented by a French monk who was keen on alleviating the monotony that comes with monastery life.

The third states that it was invented by French Dominican monks. According to the theory, the game was based on an old Tibetan game where the objective was the arrangement of 37 animal statuettes into the magical square number 666. The Tibetan game was invented in China; however, the method of play is not recorded. The monks designed the game by swapping the 37 statuettes from the digit 0 to 36, arranging them in a random manner around a wheel that was rotating.

Out of these three theories, the theory with the least evidence is the third. What seems consistent, however, is the fact that the game was invented in a monastery somewhere in France. Whether the inventor was Blaise Pascal or a monk, is a debate for another day.