# Roulette Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

By now, we have mastered the basics, and we excel at a few Roulette strategies. But how do you feel about party tricks?

Alright, Roulette is your hobby and you want to spit out a couple of fun facts. Why not combine the two and take the best of both worlds? We from Roulette69.com are here today to share a bunch of interesting Roulette facts. These you can pull out of the hat and amaze your audience.

## #1 The History of Roulette

In our guide on how to play Roulette, we explained the origin of the word. In French, Roulette means a little wheel. Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician, came up with the field of probability upon which Roulette is now based.

However, there are speculations of the dual nature of the word Roulette. Namely, in the 17th century, there was a game called Roly Poly. Some historians consider this English even and odd spinning wheel game a Roulette ancestor.

## #2 The Devil’s Game

You might have heard the expression the Devil’s Game in relation to Roulette, but do you know why? All the numbers on the (European) Roulette wheel add up to the sum of 666. Needless to say, 666 is the “Number of the Beast”.

But did you know that there is the same-titled Roulette strategy? The Roulette 666 system requires the player to bet \$36 on red. Then he or she should bet an extra \$4 on each of the following two-number bets: 0/2, 8/11, 10/13, 17/20, 26/29, 28/31. Finally, place \$2 on three of the following: 4, 6, 15, 22, 24, 33, 35. The Roulette 666 strategy has been proven to be mathematically faulty. In other words, no strategy can eliminate the house edge, but it’s fun to try.

## #3 Lucky Numbers in Roulette

This is by no means us advising you to always bet on the lucky numbers; this is purely a fun fact. The statistics have shown that in the history of Roulette, the most frequently hit number is 17. Nevertheless, there are only 37 (or 38) pockets on the wheel, so some of them need to repeat themselves a few times, don’t they?

## #4 Card-Based Roulette

If you’ve ever watched or played a game of Roulette, you’ll know that it includes chips, the wheel and the ball. However, in one Roulette variant, called California Roulette, the game encompasses cards, too. This variation is practised in many land-based casinos worldwide. Namely, the dealer uses a deck of cards to generate the random outcome of the game.

The croupier pulls out three cards facing down out of the randomly generated stack of cards. Then he or she pulls out the middle card and places it on a designated scanner. It takes the device a second to scan the card and then the croupier places the Roulette marker on the winning number. California Roulette is not as popular as European Roulette, but it’s still out there for you to try out.

## #5 Mini Roulette Is an Enemy

While we at Roulette69 like to leave it up to you to decide which Roulette variation you like most, we also feel obliged to warn you about some. Thus this one is from the realm of helpful tips for Roulette.

In Mini Roulette, you face the staggering house edge of 7.69%, regardless of the kind of bet. We need not say that if you want a moderately safe win, you should avoid Mini Roulette. Be that as it may, if you want that extra rush of adrenaline, be our guest. But before you’re at it, make sure to practise by playing Free Roulette.

### Random must-know Roulette facts everyone should know:

• The croupier spins the ball in the opposite direction of the wheel’s rotation.
• English Roulette wheel boasts 37 pockets, whilst American has 38 cells.
• Progressive Betting is the most popular Roulette strategy.
• Regardless of your Roulette system, you cannot terminate the house edge.
• The house edge for European Roulette is 2.7%.
• The house edge for American Roulette is 5.26%.
• The Roulette marker is sometimes referred to as the dolly.

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