The origins of the wonderful game of roulette can be traced back to the mid 1600s, though there are some rumours that may lend legend to the game being older than it acutally is. It is credited to the famous French mathematician Blaise Pascal who was obsessed in finding the source of perpertual motion. Some inventions take off in directions that are totally unexpected and due to the odd contraption which Blaise had created, and it turned into what is now called the Roulette wheel.
Many mysteries surround the little wheel (as it's called in French) with some calling it the Devil's Wheel. The numbers on the wheel ironically add-up to 666, and there are stories about the famous French Brothers Louise and Francois Blanc struck a deal with the devil in exchange to learn the secrets of roulette. They were credited to adding a zero to the wheel in order to lower the odds of winning.
Whatever the wild story may happen to be, the game of roulette is truly a game fit for royalty which has provided entertainment since it's big entry into the gaming scene in the 1850s. The game quickly caught on and soon it could be found in American casinos brought by European settlers.
There are some minor differences between the European and American versions which change the odds for winning greatly with the use of a double zero. Whether you play for fun or seriously intend to beat the wheel, this game of chance is never the same round twice. Its playing table is filled with simple wagers for betting either odd or even and red or black, the wheel also features inside bets and outside bets.