Innovations and improvements made to roulette wheels throughout history.

The history of the Roulette wheel is somewhat foggy. While earlier variations of the wheel are said to exist the credit for the invention is given to Pascal. Pascal was a well know mathematician whose focus was in the field of probability.

The French term Roulette translates into little wheel. Many of the first Roulette wheels were portable so you could take them to family gatherings.

The first official Roulette wheel did not appear until the late seventeen hundred in Paris. The traditional French or European Roulette wheel has thirty-seven pockets with one of them designated as a zero. When the Roulette wheel was to come to America, there would be an additional pocket added. This additional pocket gave the house a better chance of winning. One thing to remember if you are playing Roulette and you have the option of a European wheel and an American wheel choose the European. Your odds of winning will increase by over two percent.

The Roulette wheel is also modified and mounted vertically. In this configuration it is sometimes called a big wheel. The pockets are removed and posts are put in their place.
This allows for different prizes to be put in between the posts. Whatever prize the person spins they win.

This modified version of the Roulette wheel is used often by Non Profits and at Company fun days.

Currently every major casino in The United States has Roulette wheels. Due to the low potential for the client winning and the opportunity for up to eight players to gamble the Roulette wheel is here to stay.

When playing Roulette realize your odds of winning are in comparison to a card game like Black Jack. The moral is do not bet your house payment on a spin of the wheel. You can have fun if you bet cautiously however. Now get out there and spin that Roulette wheel.