Thinking of playing Roulette on your mobile? Before checking out Aces Royal, mFortune or Ladbrokes Mobile, why not learn about the history of the Roulette wheel?

Aces Royal Roulette, a French word that means “small wheel”, is played in casinos around the world. The beginnings of this popular casino game are controversial but most historians credit the renowned mathematician Blaise Pascal as the founder of the game.

In 1655, Pascal was attempting to invent a perpetual motion device. The result was the roulette wheel.

The wheel designed by Pascal was later modified by two French natives, Francois and Louis Blanc. These men added the number 0 to the wheel to increase the odds for the house to win. During the time that these changes were made, France outlawed gambling. Francois established several casinos or gaming houses in Monte Carlo for Europe’s elite. Roulette came to be known as the “King of Casino Games”.

An intriguing legend associated with the roulette wheel involves the two men, Francois and Louis Blanc. It is rumoured that the men sold their souls’ to the devil in exchange for the secrets of the roulette wheel.

Aces Royal This is a theme that’s been a part of folk tales for centuries but there is an amazing coincidence. By adding all of the number of the roulette wheel up to 36, the total is “666″ which is commonly known as a number associated with Satan.

During the 1800′s the roulette appeared in the United States. The roulette has been further modified to include a double zero. Roulette is one of the most well-known and oldest of all casino games. This brief history gives some insight into its fascinating origins.

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