Origin of Roulette


Roulette is a casino game with a simple objective. You bet on a number and the game spins to reveal whether you have won or lost. It is a fun and exciting game to play.

Each roulette table carries a placard displaying the minimum and maximum betting limits. Set a budget before you enter the gambling floor and choose a table within your limit.


Various theories exist as to the origin of roulette. The most common is that it was invented by the 17th century French mathematician Blaise Pascal as part of his attempt to create a wheel that could demonstrate perpetual motion. Another theory is that it was derived from the earlier games hoca and portique, which were popular in the gambling houses of 18th century Paris. Still others believe it was derived from English games such as Roly Poly and E.O (Even/Odd).

Most likely, however, roulette was based on a game in Italy. Up until about 1900, encyclopaedias referred to the version of the game that had 38 numbers as “Italian Roulette.” There are also anecdotal suggestions that the game was brought to Europe by Dominican monks who had traveled in China.