Who Invented Roulette Wheel?
Written by Phoebe
Published date · June 19, 2019 | Last Updated · June 7, 2023 | Read Time: 1 mins
Roulette Wheel is highly played in a casino game. The word “Roulette” is derived from a French word. It means little wheel and completely justifies its standard design. It is a wheel that comprises of numbered slots in which a small is placed. The ball is placed opposite to the direction in which the wheel is spinning. Players have to guess the number on which the ball is going to stop to win money.
The Roulette Wheel was invented by Blaise Pascal in the early 17th century. Blaise Pascal was a French Physicist, mathematician, and inventor who has made various discoveries and inventions notably Abacus. Pascal was not inventing a Casino game instead was trying to invent the perpetual motion machine. The experiment failed but gave birth to one of the most interesting and famous casino games of all time.
The wheel remained the same as designed by Pascal for years. In 1851, Francois and Lois Blanc designed the Roulette wheel with zero in it. The amendment was made specifically for King Charles III of Monaco. The one zero addition was rejected in America. The game operators believed the odds stacked against them and thus two zeros were added to the Roulette Wheel. The most famous Roulette bet occurred in 2004.