No matter whether it’s offline or online roulette, the thrill of putting all of it on red and watching the wheel spin is genuine! Roulette is known as one of the most popular casino games out there worldwide, but what you might not know is its long history and banned extinction dices.
It all begins with a wheel in France, believed by many to have been invented by Blaise Pascal, which was all the rage in many Parisian casinos. There is an account of a roulette wheel in the Palais Royal in 1796 by Jaques Lablee, so it is clear that at the time the wheel was well received, but the first written evidence we have, however, is from 1758 and it’s a Canadian ban notice.
One of the main things held against the game was that by sheer co-occurrence, the figures on the wheel add up to 666, which cast a satanic shadow over the view of the entire wheel. It wasn’t long before prohibitions started to roll out and the roulette wheel seemed scarce across Europe.
Want to know how they survived it? Check out a graphic from Betfair below: