Roulette literally means “little wheel” and, as you can probably guess, originated in France. A man named Blaise Pascal is credited with introducing the earliest version of roulette in the 17th century. He was searching for a perpetual motion machine, and the rules of the game grew from there. The fast-paced game developed throughout the 18th century and has since branched out into three main variations: European, French, and American.
Of all the roulette versions, the European variation is the oldest and most well-known. It features a single 0-pocket and yields a low house edge, making it easier to beat the odds. French-style roulette also features a 0-pocket but has varied betting options. The American version is the most recent, covers all traditional bets, and has an extra 00-pocket, yielding the highest house edge of the three. We offer all three variations at Spin Casino.