Where did it all begin ? Well apparently with the Romans - yes chariot
wheels have a lot to answer for.
The roulette wheel is a direct descendant of ~
The Romans then improved upon the original version and it
became a compelling game of chance.
It has always been popular in the casino's of
Europe (well as far back as my Grandad can remember at least) and became
the rage in the wild wild west of America during the gold rush in
The centre for the American roulette industry (the
gambling industry as a whole really) moved to the Nevada Desert to a
town called Las Vegas where everyone could gamble to their hearts
Now thousands daily ask
Red, black, diamond, hearts, spade or club?
My lucky number --- where will it stop?
How to play
The roulette wheel has 36 numbers and the 0 and 00
totalling 38 numbers.
The object of roulette is to correctly guess either
a number that the ball will land on (that will give you 35 times the
money you have bet on that number or 35:1) or the right color i.e. red
or black, this will pay you at 1 for 1 money as will betting that the
number will be odd or even. 0 and 00 lose on this bet.
or (yes there are more choices) to find them out
(if you are still interested and maybe to try your luck at the roulette
table place your mouse on your lucky number and click.
(mine is 300166 but it's not there!)