As has been previously mentioned in the article about the history of roulette, roulette is the oldest game in the casino, and is a universally recognized symbol of the casino. On the internet, despite the fact that that roulette is not terribly popular in the United States, online casinos use the image of the roulette wheel more than any other icon to advertise casino gaming.
Roulette history teaches us that it was a game played by French nobles, and still retains some of the flair that appealed to them since before the "0" was added to the wheel. Roulette has an image that is posh, yet laid back. The play is slow, and takes an hour on average just to do 30 spins. If you travel to Monaco to play in the casinos that made the game famous, you will still be required to wear a coat and tie, just as in baccarat.
French gambling culture preferred games exclusively of chance, and roulette was no exception. Before the introduction of the "0" (and the "00" by the Americans) to give casinos an advantage, roulette was an even proposition. This reflected the prevailing thinking during Enlightenment Era France.
It is important to remember this when you play the game, whether in Monaco, Las Vegas, or in one of our online roulette tables. There is no "strategy" that can predict a likely outcome or put the odds in the player's favor. The only strategy in roulette is effective money management.
The thrill of gambling can overpower good reason, and the iconography of the roulette wheel has hundreds of years of associations with good fortune. But don't be a sucker. The game was invented as a game of chance for a reason. So sit back, order a drink and place your bets, or if you prefer, try online roulette. If you aren't ready to risk your money, play for free.
Max Baker - Staff Writer