The game of Roulette is a very simple and fascinating game of chance which is extremely popular all around the world, be it on land based or even online casinos. It is rare that you find someone who does not know the game or even have the slightest of idea about it. The game of Roulette is popularly referred to as the queen of all the casino games. Being the most popular casino game and also the most famous one, it is usually an attractive game for the first time players and also other seasoned players. The game of roulette casino is widely enjoyed by a huge group of people. In case you are planning on playing the game in a land casino or an online casino you could refer to these fun and interesting facts because they might just give you an edge over the others.
- Devils Number – A very commonly used nickname for the game of roulette is “The Devil’s Game”, and in case if you have ever heard of this before but you are not aware of why is that so, it is because a total of all the numbers on your roulette wheel is always 666. The interesting thing to note here is that no matter what the variant is, it does not change.
- The Gambler who bet all of it and then won all of it – Ashley Revell, an English Gambler, literally sold all of his worldly possessions and with the amount of $135,000+ money that he received, he bet all of it in one single spin at the Plaza Hotels and Casino, Las Vegas. The bet was put on the red, where most people thought he was crazy, this man won all of it. Double amount that he had won he used later to set up his own Poker UTD, which was an online poker company. His company later was shut in 2012.
- “California Roulette” – The famous game of roulette is played very differently in California. Since, it has a strict gambling laws and one out of them is using a deck of cards as the only device that is permitted for generating results. Traditionally, the device used for roulette is a wheel but using the wheel would be against the law and an illegal act so the clever casinos found a loop hole in the law and offered “California Roulette”, which is nothing but the same game played with cards instead of a spinning wheel and a ball. All the other odds along with the payouts remain same.
- Roly Poly Inspiration – “Roulette” is basically an adaptation of the French term “the little wheel” and also this game has been inspired by a Scientist and Mathematician of France named Blaise Pascal. It is said that it was him who explained the mathematics field in terms of probability and further invented a device that was similar to a roulette wheel. In the very recent times it has become famous that it was actually inspired by Roly Poly, an even and odd spinning wheel and ball game from the 17th century English.
- Lucky 17 and 22 – A fun fact to know is that 17 is one of the most commonly played numbers. The reason is that it is believed that it is James Bonds favourite played number. Logically speaking it is also a centrally located number on the table. The other number is 22 which is famous for being associated with casino scenes of the movies Indecent Proposal and Lost in America.
- Black or Red: The game is always 50/50 (besides being zero) – In case you think that a black number just got hit and it would not hit consecutively and the next spin would most probably be red, you are wrong. In fact, the chances of the same colour being hit again 10 consecutive times are 1 in 1024. Here it’s worth mentioning that the record of hitting the same colour consecutively was 36.
- Let there be no drinks, please –Even though is sometimes considered as something more appropriate to do, is having a drink when play certain casino games like black jack or baccarat, your drink at the roulette table is a big no. An exception here would be an online roulette casino game wherein the etiquette rules may be more relaxed.