What is Roulette?

Roulette is a casino game in which you place chips or cash on the betting area of the table. You may continue to bet until the croupier announces no more bets.

The game is a pure game of chance, and there are no skills or strategies that can overcome the built-in house edge. However, many systems are advertised online that purport to beat the odds.


There are many different stories as to the origin of roulette. Some people believe that it was invented by 17th-century French mathematician Blaise Pascal as part of his attempts to create a perpetual motion machine. Others claim that the game was invented by Dominican monks who brought it back to France from China. It was later modified and became the version of the game that we know today.

Some also believe that roulette was influenced by an old English game called Roly Poly and an Italian board game called Biribi. However, these claims don’t hold up to much scrutiny. Another possibility is that roulette was inspired by a game that was played by Roman soldiers. Soldiers would spin shields with symbols on them and bet on which one they would stop in front of when the shield was spun.