Roulette is probably the most famous casino game of all. The idea is simple - place chips on the betting mat which shows the odds for each roulette combination and then spin the roulette wheel. Let the tension mount as you wait for the ball to fall into one of the red or black roulette numbers.
Home Roulette Sets
These high quality roulette wheels run on accurately manufactured steel ball bearings and are probably the nicest roulette wheels available outside of a Casino. The larger ones are ideal for companies wishing to run events, corporate entertainment or just for people for whom only the best will do.
Roulette Rakes, Chips & Markers
A variety of quality components to complete your Roulette set including betting chips, rakes and win markers.
A good range of Roulette table mats / layouts.
When looking to practise and see what the different kinds of roulette do, we advise you to try online roulette. Most online casinos have all kind of versions that you can try for free. Check your local laws regarding online gambling.
Origins and History of Roulette
Roulette seems to have been invented by monks in a French monastery, in the 17th century. Some attribute the invention to a French scientist called Blaise Pascal during his monastic retreat on 1655. Another theory is that French Dominican monks invented Roulette, basing it upon an old Tibetan game in which the object was to arrange 37 animal statuettes into a magic number square of 666. Roulette in French means "Small Wheel" which again points back to a French origin of the game.
E.O., a relative of Roulette seems to have become rapidly very popular in the 1770s until it was banned by statute around 1782, and it could well be that E.O. is the direct English ancestor of modern Roulette.
Documentary evidence indicates that the game of roulette sprung up in the 18th century. Like many English games, the earliest mentions are in legal documents banning the game. The English Act 18 Geo. II of 1745 stated "And whereas as certain pernicious game called Roulette or Roly-Poly is daily practiced"... "no place shall be kept for the playing of the said game of Roulette or Roly-Poly"....
You can learn more about Roulette from The Online Guide to Traditional Games.