As you know, there are a few variations on the classic game of roulette. Each version of the game has its quirks in gameplay, differences to the interface, the settings, limits and special bets that can be made. With the success of live dealer blackjack and more people playing for real money with live dealers it is important to us that you fully understand what to expect when playing blackjack at an online casino. This guide aims to give you an overview of French roulette.
A Brief History of French Roulette
The word ‘roulette’ means little wheel in French, and it was as far back as 1655 when the first French roulette wheel was created during an attempt by Blaise Pascal, a famous French mathematician, to create a perpetual-motion device. The basic design created by Pascal has only been tweaked slightly to this day, and the game gained popularity despite the intentions of its creation.
Fast forward to 1842 and brothers Francois, and Louis Blanc looked to improve the game of roulette by including the addition of the zero to the wheel, and found that the house edge was increased in the process. By this time, however, France had made gambling illegal, and the game of roulette spread to other European countries where it could be enjoyed within a legal framework. Francois Blanc was responsible for opening the first Monte Carlo casino, and it was here that French roulette became the main drawn, attracting high rollers from across the globe.