|The Lounge | Champions | The Wire | Schedule | Audio | Arcade | The Top Ten | Historical | Email | Video|
Online Roulette - A Brief History
The term "Roulette" is French and in essence it means "small wheel". While it may seem that because "Roulette" is a French word that the game itself comes from France, but this is not necessarily true. There are a number of differing theories ranging from the game originating in China, as well as ancient Rome. Many who believe the game originated in China, think that Dominican Monks that were trading with the Chinese brought the game back to mainland Europe. The Roman theory is based on accounts that Romans would tip their chariot wheels and spin them as a form of entertainment.
A slightly more popular theory is that the French scientist Blaise Pascal, credited with the probability theory, invented the roulette wheel. Apparently, it was the by-product of one of his many experiments.
Eventually, in 1842, the French brothers Louis and Francois Blanc invented the roulette game we know today. They invented the "0" version used by most countries in the world. A legend about Francois Blanc, is that he apparently sold his soul to the devil in order to obtain the secret of roulette. Conspiracy-theorists validate this story by the fact that all the numbers on a roulette wheel added up to "666".
Even though the Blanc brothers' game was a resounding success, gambling was still illegal in France so it was introduced in Hamburg instead. Gambling was eventually banned in Germany too, however, but then The Prince of Monaco invited Louis to operate his Monte Carlo casino and reacquaint the people with the game of roulette.
When brought over to America, the "0" version of roulette was abandoned in favour of the "00" version of roulette. Today, in order to distinguish between these two variations, the "00" version is called the American Wheel whilst the "0" version the European Wheel. The "00" version has 38 numbers whilst the "0" version only has 37 but, despite their differences, both are extremely popular the world over...Read More:Online Roulette - A Brief History
Mahal Ramapois is a successful writer and online gambling expert providing valuable tips and advice for those interested in gambling and online gambling strategies .
Flanery: Lack of casino gambling could be 'death by a thousand cuts' for ... - Louisville Business First
Tournament Blackjack and the Art of Sabotage
I was recently invited to play in the Daily Invitational Blackjack Tournament at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. Tournament blackjack differs a great deal from the regular version, and my tournament strategy would - at best - be considered a work-in-progress.
5 Pro Gambling Tips the Online Casinos Wont Tell You
Playing in Online Casinos can be either a very good experience, or a very poor experience; depending on how much money you gain or lose. The success of your online casino endeavor depends on your gambling abilities.
2005 NFC West Football preview
OVERVIEW: NFC WestThe Arizona Cardinals have posted a mark of 22-42 straight up over the past four seasons which is by far the worst win/loss record of any team in the NFC West, however, that's all about to change in 2005 as I fully expect these Cardinals to win this division and make the playoffs, remember that you heard it here first!Cardinal HC Denny Green had another fantastic draft highlighted by picking CB Antrel Rolle and RB J.J.
Gambling History of United States
Against the popular belief, gambling did not originate in the US. Most of the popular gambling games played in the American casinos have their origin in various foreign locales.
2005 World Series of Poker -- Complete Report
Over 29,000 poker players came to Las Vegas from 40 different countries all over the earth to play in the 2005 World Series of Poker tournament events. This generated a total net prize pool of over $103,000,000 dollars, more than twice the total prize pool amount in 2004.
Playing Ace-King in Texas Holdem
Everyone who plays Texas Holdem knows that Ace-King is one of the very best starting hands. But, it is just that, a starting hand.
My Teenager Has A Gambling Addiction
Over the past few months Stop Gambling Sites have received numerous emails related to teenage gambling addiction.With all the new programs on cable and local television, this negative exposure is affecting our youth.
Online Blackjack Basics
Online blackjack or "21", as it is commonly known, is by far the most popular card game offered in virtual casino establishments. This page will tell you what you need to know to get started.
Rules and Strategies for Roulette
Roulette offers the greatest variety of possible ways you can wager. If you've never tried it, the game is easy to learn and we'll show you strategies that will help make you a winner.
The Secrets of Cold Tables
The CrapshooterThe Secrets of Cold TablesPssst..
The Secrets of Remembering True Odds
Play Poker Online Against the Stars of the Silver Screen
There's no secret that poker is taking the world by storm. Businessmen, college students and even grandparents are taking up the game at astronomical rates.
The Truth About Roulette Systems and How to Win!
The Truth about Roulette Systems and How to Win!Casinos have an edge and they make money, FACT. Players bet on Roulette and the game has a built in edge in the casinos favour.
To Muck Or Not To Muck?
After a hand is completed in online poker you'll never find me showing my cards, win or lose, to the rest of the table. I always muck.
Gambling Equipment 101
The excitement and popularity of the gambling games entices few players to own their own gaming equipments. Mini blackjack tables and poker tables are quite famous among the buyers.
Limit Texas Holdem Poker
Limit Texas Holdem Poker is the most popular type of holdem poker, attracting many novice poker players. The reason it is so popular is because the betting is not too aggressive.
The Other World Series: The 2005 World Series Of Poker
Growing up, the American dream for many boys was playing major league baseball and hitting the game winning home run in the final game of the World Series. This dream is usually shattered for most when in their teen years the reality hits, that they're not an athlete and have no chance at a career in professional baseball.
The Secrets of Laying the Four and Ten
Stay Young- Play Bingo!
Exercise, intellectual stimulation, surgery, meditation or detox - you name it, we love it. Let's face it, we live in a society obsessed with staying young.
Blackjack for Beginners
'Blackjack' is one of the oldest games played in United States of America. Generally it is believed that the game got its name from the manner in which it is played.
Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us
Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.