High Quality Roulette Rentals in Atlanta
Roulette, named after the French word meaning “small wheel”, is a game in which players choose to place bets on a number, a range of numbers, the color red or black, or whether the number is odd or even. At Atlanta Casino Event Planners we feature six 32-inch John Huxley wheels that have been shipped to us directly from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. All of our wheels are well maintained to ensure the best results for every event. We also provide casino grade roulette rentals of tables, professional dealers, as well as all the chips and accessories.Contact Us to Request a Quote
The Origins of Roulette
The origins of the game known as ‘roulette’ are shrouded in mystery. The most widely accepted version is that the first incarnation of the game was created by French math wizard and accomplished nerd Blaise Pascal somewhere in the 17th century, while he was hard at work trying to create a perpetual motion machine.
However, evidence shows that many ancient civilizations played games quite similar to roulette. Let’s take a look at a few curious cases from the rich history of the world.
Many people believe that roulette is based on an ancient Chinese board game that involved arranging 37 animal figurines into a magic square with numbers that total 666. The game was discovered by Dominican monks who were deeply involved with all aspects of Chinese life and was later brought to Europe by them, with slight modifications.
Unfortunately, no one can find specific information on how the original Chinese game was actually played. The monks allegedly changed the layout, making the square a circle and adding a special slot for the number zero. The problem with this story is that even the earliest French roulette had both a zero and a double zero slot – so the whole ‘ancient Chinese game’ theory is probably not true. Still, it’s true that the numbers on the modern roulette wheel add up to 666 – which is pretty cryptic.Contact Us to Request a Quote