RouletteRoulette is one of the most sought-after games in gambling history and always connected to the wealthy. It dates back to the late 18th century and is deemed to have been invented by Blaise Pascal. Since then roulette has undergone numerous modifications over the years but is still based on spinning the wheel. Where only French royalty played Roulette, it has grown into a highly popular table game, where various mathematical and theoretical strategies have been formulated.


The two most common versions of the game include European and American Roulette. In the American version, you have an extra slot which is the double zero, whereas European Roulette plays with a single pocket 37 slot table. Other versions like Vegas, California and French are also part of the equation, however, most online casinos feature either or both European and American versions.


European Roulette is easier to win with a house edge of 2.7%, whereas American has a 5.27% house edge. Any roulette table has outside and inside betting areas, even money bets, dozen, odds and evens and red and black bets. In addition, you can bet on individual numbers. The game layout is the same on all online casinos and you start the game by selecting the chip value and selecting where you would like to place your bets. After you placed your bet and the wheel starts spinning indicating that the game is now in progress.


PokerHistorians will tell you that poker originates to a 10th- century emperor, others claim it comes from the 16th-century Persian card game. Others claim it resembles 17th century France’s game Poque, while more say it is a 16th- century Spanish game. Therefore, it can only be deduced that it has always been popular and the fact that everybody wants to claim it as their own is a reflection on its popularity. Over time though many variations and games were developed from Poker.


Texas Hold’Em is a very popular version while other equally popular and sought-after include seven card stud, five card draw, triple draw, Omaha, Hi-Low, Jacks or Better, five card stud and many more. Texas Hold’Em is also part of the Poker World Series.


Some of the gameplay is pretty similar in all the variations.  Pairs are two of any kind, three of a kind, straight, which is any five cards with different suits in a row, flush is all cards of the same suit, full house is a three of a kind with a pair, straight flush is any five cards with the same suit, Royal flush is the same suit and from 10, J, Q, K and an Ace. You need to place your bet and irrespective of the number of players, the one with the strongest hand wins.