Find information about the game of roulette
The game of Roulette is the most emblematic of all casino games. Even if you have never played at a physical roulette, you know the feeling of expectation, the sound of the ball rolling and the signs of glamor associated with roulette.
And you know that big roulette winnings are possible.
The roulette is so well known because of the movies. From "Casablanca" (1942) with Humphrey Bogart to "Last Holiday" (2006) with Queen Latifah, movies show the exclusive world of high rollers at casinos and at the roulette table.
The game of roulette originated in France in the 18th Century and roulette is a French word meaning a device with a rolling component.
There are two kings of roulette games, either with one single zero or both a zero and a double zero. The house gain its edge from the zero(s), as the players can bet on any of 36 numbers from one to thirty six, but not on the zeros.
In Europe the game is French roulette with one single zero, while in the United Stated the game is American roulette with zero and double zero.
The leverage offered by roulette is what lures gambler to it, as they can potentially multiply their money by 36 if they are lucky. Are there are few other places in the world where you can multiply your money by 36 in a few seconds.
Of course this type of bet on one single number, called a "straight-up" is the most risky and you do not have to bet this way. The least risky type of bet is to bet on black or red, where you can double. This is what happened to Ashley Revell of London in 2004, when he bet all of his savings of $135,300 on red. He won and walked away with $270k.
There are a number of roulette strategies to play roulette online and systems attempting to beat roulette. The martingale betting strategy consists in playing red or black, and doubling up each time a loss occurs. Hence theoretically if the player can double for sufficiently long enough, he will ultimately win and cover all his previous losses.
The problem with this approach is the so-called risk of bankrupcy, where either the gambler runs out of money or he hits the table limit.
Nowadays you can play online roulette as conveniently, if not more, than roulette in a brick and mortar casino. The rules and strategies are the same.