The casino game roulette was invented in the 17th century in France. It is believed that the game, or a simple version of it, was introduced by none other than Blaise Pascal, the renowned French mathematician. The game is played by placing bets of varying types on the number the ball will land in following the spinning of the wheel. Aside from the numerical value, a player can bet on groups of numbers, odd and even numbers and the color the ball lands on. The green zero (or zeroes) essentially provides the slight house edge.
The game starts when the croupier spins the wheel in one direction and the ball in another. As the ball spins around the tiled track, it loses momentum and drops in one of 38 (37 in European and French versions) sections on the wheel. As stated, players can choose to place inside bets where they select the number which the ball will land on or a set of numbers depending on how close they are to each other around the wheel. You can also bet on odd or even numbers. This is part of the outside best which also includes betting on the pocket color.
Mike Ashley is known to be one of the biggest winners in a casino playing roulette. The billionaire New Castle Football Club owner won £1.3 million from a single spin in 2008. Some roulette winners use the martingale system when playing. This technique involves doubling up your wager each time you lose a bet. In theory this can keep players ticking along nicely, but reality hits home if you find yourself in a bad run. For instance it’s not uncommon for a color to come out 7 or 8 times in a row. If you happen to be doubling up on the other color, you’ll have suffered devastating loses.