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Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Roulette - World's Most Popular Casino Game

A game that is also known as the Devil’s Game, which originated in France, Roulette is, hands down, the most popular casino table game in the world. Everyone has either visited a casino and saw a Roulette wheel in real-life, or has seen it in films, TV shows, video games. Some may have also played it online. By the way, a new online casino BetAmo has recently launched its collection of new Roulette games, which offer exclusive bonuses for its players!

Interesting Facts About Roulette

Anyway, most people know about Roulette at casinos. However, not many know how historically and culturally rich this game really is. Hop on board as we get into the most interesting facts about Roulette!

Roulette Variations

First things first, there are several various Roulette versions. There is American Roulette, European, French and… no, Russian roulette is not another version of the game. As you might know, Russian roulette is a deadly game of chance, most often used as a metaphor instead of playing it for real.

The name here is certainly ironic and the Roulette refers only to the ultimate chance, as in the Russian version, you bet your life instead of money.

Online Roulette

Another interesting fact is that nowadays, standing by the Roulette table and watching the wheel spin is certainly not as popular as it used to be. Obviously, most people prefer to play Roulette online.

One might think that it’s simply much more convenient to play at home or from mobile, but the real casino experience is still unique. However, there are also live dealer Roulette games, where dealers host the game via stream. This is what keeps even the most VIP players out of casinos.

Numbers, numbers and numbers

17 is considered to be one of the most commonly winning number. Therefore, it is certainly the most chosen one in Roulette around the world. However, the odds of getting a 17 is actually quite slim.

666 - the number of the beast! What does it have to do with Roulette? Well, if you add up all the numbers on the wheel, you get 666. That’s why the game is often called the Devil’s Game!

Biggest Roulette Wins

Charles Wells is considered to be one of the most successful Roulette winners. A small-time crook, he won over one million francs in 1891 by winning 23 out of 30 wheel spins.

His was pure luck, however, as some people would develop systems and strategies to beat Roulette. Most notorious of these is Richard Jarecki. In just half a year in 1964, he won $6,700,000 (adjusted for inflation), winning in German, French and Monaco casinos. He even drained the casino in San Remo twice, winning $2,500,000 overnight.

You probably didn’t know that Roulette was more interesting than just placing bets and spinning the wheel. Now, these interesting facts about Roulette will surely come in handy.

This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of EconoTimes.

By Sheena Jordan
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