European roulette is the most popular variation of the famous worldwide game of chance. People tend to play European version of the game as it gives a lot more benefits comparing to other roulette types.
European roulette has a very interesting history and easy as well as straightforward rules of roulette. It is nice and pleasant to place bets as European roulette table layout is highly practical in use. Playing roulette is so much fun! The game is exciting and gripping!
European roulette history
European roulette is also called French roulette or Single Zero roulette. The French word "roulette" means "little wheel". The game was highly popular kind of entertainment at the time it was invented. And the creation of roulette game is very interesting as roulette wheel was actually invented by means of experiments!
At the early 18th century Blaise Pascal, famous French mathematician, scientist and philosopher, tried to create the perpetual motion machine. During the course of his experiments he created the wheel, the prototype for the modern roulette wheel. To be more precise Pascal invented the principles of the spinning wheel that are used in modern roulette games.
European roulette wheel
Soon afterwards, in 1843, the first casino in Germany was opened by Luis Blanc and Francois. Players could experience the real gaming. Only French or Single zero roulette game was presented there. The European roulette wheel had 36 numbered slots with the additional single zero (0) slot. This game was favorable for players as had only 2,7% house edge comparing to 5,26% in American roulette wheel with two zero slots.
When gambling was banned, Luis Blanc and Francois moved to Monte Carlo and made it to be the most popular European gambling centre.
Being a very mysterious game, roulette is a simple game of chance allowing players to have fun and try their luck!