Origins of Roulette

Roulette is a game that involves predicting where a ball will land after a spin. There are several betting combinations which differ in their odds and payouts.

There are many online roulette systems that claim to beat the odds. However, these systems are not foolproof. They also tend to be misleading and can result in financial loss for players.


There are a number of fanciful stories about the origins of roulette. The most common is that it was invented by 17th century French mathematician Blaise Pascal as he worked on creating a perpetual motion machine. Other sources point to its alleged ancestors being Chinese, brought to Europe by Dominican monks, and the old French games of hoca and portique. Whatever its true origins, roulette is now the dominant game in European casinos and gambling houses.