If you think you are aware of all the ins and outs of roulette, think twice. There are many things that you might not be aware of apart from swallowing up players’ money and handing out life-changing prizes at will. Here we will talk about 14 things you never knew about roulette.
Roulette has an in-depth history, and it is such a game that has remained as it is without any change since years and centuries. Let’s find out those five interesting facts about your favorite game roulette that you might not be aware of!
14 things you never knew about roulette
1. Multiple History
The name “roulette” in fact comes from the French word which means ‘little wheel’. Although it is thought to have been inspired by French physicist Blaise Pascal’s efforts to develop a wheel that could display perpetual motion.
Many believe that roulette is thought to have been derived from an English game called, ‘Roly Poly’. So the speculations are many!
2. The Number Puzzles
The roulette wheel is often termed as the ‘Devil’s Wheel’, probably due to its frequency to push players to hell (or at least, their credit ratings). The numbers on a wheel add up to 666 which is the number of the Beast.
Initially, numbers were placed on a wheel randomly to avoid cheating and the problem of ‘biased wheels’ which favored one side or the other.
3. James Bond was Big Roulette Player
I am sure you do not know that James Bond, 007, was a big roulette player. Although he never played the game in the movies and his lucky number was 17. He has his own betting approach which is called ‘two dozen’.
You too can try out this two dozen system, chances are it may leave you broke short-term, it’s still a worth trying system when playing online American Roulette games.
4. A Man Broke the Bank At Monte Carlo
Once in 1873, a person named Joseph Jagger used his assistants to find out the defects that roulette wheels had in casinos and used this information to get the benefits. After many years, inspired by Jagger’s tale, Charles Deville Wells broke Monte Carlo with a bankroll of just $6,000 by notching up 23 spins in a row at a high rollers’ casino.
5. The Man Broke the Bank for his Business Publicity
In 2009, a businessman, Ashley Revell sold out all his possessions and put the lot on Red in a Vegas casino. The specialty about this bet was that his entire possessions were worth a staggering $136,000, and he had risked it all on a single spin of a roulette wheel.
Fortunately, his number came up and he used his winnings to establish a betting company. Later on, it was suspected that the whole thing was a publicity stunt to promote Revell’s new business. Isn’t it a great way to market?
6. Most repeated number in one game.
In 2012, the number 19 was known as the hottest Roulette number of all time! This record was set at the legendary Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the sequence being broken only once by the number 15. Do you know the white ball settled on the number 19 seven times in a row, with many onlookers suspecting that the table had been rigged? Which are later disproved, and the process was just a coincidence!
7. Most repeated colour in one game
Staying on the same vein, this is also a record that for the most times that a particular colour has been a winner on the wheel. This happened in the 20th century, in 1923 an American casino saw the little white ball settle in a red pocket 32 times continuously in a row! A feat that had never been seen before and, yet again, made players suspect foul play. But, of course, it was all above board, and red was just feeling rather hot that night!
8. Online betting
This game has been played since the mid-1990s, and their games have evolved over time. Today you can play roulette in real but virtual casinos, with dealers who interact with you and countless cameras that capture the entire game in high definition.
You can enjoy this marvel of the Internet and, although gambling houses are not allowed in Brazil, online casinos are abroad and are not subject to Brazilian approvals, and neither are their players. So enjoy these things you didn’t know about roulette!
9. No drinks at the table
While it’s quite appropriate to have your drink with you when you play other casino games at tables like blackjack and baccarat. This is not approved at the roulette table, so you might want to wait to enjoy a complimentary drink after you play. Of course, the only exception would be if you played roulette online where etiquettes are not an issue. Then you could put your drink wherever you wanted. Depending on the online casino, you may even be able to play your favorite casino game with no deposit, too.
10. 17 and 22
In fact, 17 is the most commonly played number on the roulette wheel! The reason is that it is believed to be 007’s favorite number and the one he plays. It also happens to be centrally located on the table. Another popular number among roulette players is 22, the number famously linked with a casino scene in this same number also pops up in the movies Indecent Proposal and Lost in America.
11. Veteran and beginner are same
Theoretically there are some strategies to bet on roulette. But everyone knows that it is a game that does not depend on skill. Therefore, the odds of a veteran are the same as those of a beginner.
12. Game variations
If you do not know the rules of roulette, you cannot distinguish the differences between the playing styles of American, European and French roulette. Each of them has a small variation in the game and the advantage of the bank over the player.
13. Roly Poly Inspiration
The word “Roulette” is taken from the French term “the little wheel” and the game is believed to have been inspired by French mathematician and scientist Blaise Pascal who came up with the mathematics field of odds and invented a device similar to the roulette wheel back in 1657. Interestingly, however, people believe that Roly Poly, a 17th century English was the inspiration behind this game even an odd spinning wheel and ball game. This is one of the 14 things you never knew about roulette.
14. Red or Black
You will find that there’s always a 50/50 Chance (besides zero). Just because a black number hits, this doesn’t mean that red will lead on the next spin. In fact, the chance of hitting the same color 10 consecutive times is only 1 in 1024. However, the biggest record for the number of times the same color appear in a row occurred in Bristol, England where red hit 36 consecutive times!
Had you known it all earlier? Maybe or maybe not! So, friends, I hope you found the above-listed facts about roulette interesting and amazing also! These are the 14 things you never knew about roulette.