Roulette Interesting Facts
Roulette is one of the gambling games which does not require special abilities or knowledge of the game system. It is a game of chance, which can either benefit you or not.
Roulette is one of the most all-time favorite games of bettors and casino players from different parts of the world. Being a popular game, there are so many things that you need to know about roulette. Things that are historical, incredible and somehow mysterious facts are behind the existence of the famous roulette. Trivia about roulette are too many, and some are not yet proven to be true. Probably, the most common among this is that the roulette was known to be the “King of Casino Games”. Continue reading down and find out some roulette trivia.
The creation of the popular game
The first idea of the formation of the roulette was from the great French mathematician named Blaise Pascal during 17th century. The mathematician is fascinated with motion. Pascal’s invention of the roulette was an accident when he was trying to develop a continuous motion device. Somehow, the accident of the invention was being used and being enjoyed by many people up to this time.
The devil game
In 1842, another Frenchmen Francois and Louis Blanc improved the roulette by adding a zero to the wheel to increase odds. When the roulette was brought to the United States, a second zero “00” was added. In some places, an American eagle was made to replace the double zero. François Blanc put up the first casinos in Monte Carlo, USA.
There have been rumors that up to this date, was not yet proven to be true. It was told that François Blanc had sold his soul and had deal with the devil to know the secrets of the roulette. The rumor was based on a fact that when you add all the numbers from 1 to 36, which are the numbers on the roulette wheel, the result would be “666” which is known to be the beast’s number, and that is why the roulette was known as the devil game.
Famous bettors that won very big sum of money from playing roulette were also rumored to have traded their souls to the devil to reveal roulette secrets.
Betting a lifetime
The roulette game is purely by luck and everyone really knows that. In 2004, Mr. Ashely Revell, a veteran gambler from the United Kingdom, made a history in Las Vegas, and in the world of gambling. He sold all of his assets – his house, investments, cars, and also the clothes he wasn’t wearing, to gamble. From all his sold possessions, he brought the $135,000 on a single spin on the roulette wheel. He bet everything he had on red. Luckily, the ball landed on the red 7 and Revell doubled his net worth. Gamblers around the world were fascinated about the success and Revell was rumored to have deal with devil.
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
In 1873, Charles Well became the first gambler to gain fame when he won all the money set for the roulette table in Monte Carlo. He won all the play he betted on. The song The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo was inspired by his winning luck. Later on, he was reported to have made a deal with an unnatural creature for all his winnings.