Pascal Invents the Roulette Wheel
The next big step in Roulette history took place about two hundred years after Pascal’s great invention. In 1842, two clever Frenchmen — the brothers Francois and Louis Blanc — added a zero to the roulette wheel. There is a legend that the brothers Blanc struck a deal with the devil to discover the true secrets of the roulette game. The legend tells that if one adds up all of the numbers from 0to 36, the total is 666, which is also the sign of the devil beast. So if a player wins against the wheel, i.e. his number comes up, then he is literally beating the devil.
At the time that the Blanc brothers made the addition of the 0 to the Roulette wheel, gambling had actually been banned in France. This did not stop the wheel’s popularity from spreading across Europe. When legalized gambling was reinstated in France in the late 1800’s, Francois Blanc was invited to set up the first of the famous casinos in Monte Carlo. He used the Roulette wheel as the flagship game for this casino and since then the picture of the roulette wheel has always been associated with casinos. Roulette to this day is known as the “King of the Casino Games,” mainly from its early popularity at the Monte Carlo casino.
American Roulette Is Born
Online Roulette and Mobile Roulette Come to Life
The 21st century brought the development of the mobile casino and, as a featured game therein, mobile roulette. This is only the latest development in the classic casino game that keeps growing and developing.