High Quality Roulette Rentals in Chicago
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 Chicago 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 including tables, professional dealers, as well as all the chips and accessories.
History of Roulette
There are a lot of conspiracies surrounding the origin of Roulette. Some believe it was invented by a French monk who was looking to alleviate the monotony of the simple life in the monastery. Others believe French Dominican monks created Roulette and based it off of and old Tibetan game where the object was to organize animal statuettes into the magic number square of 666. The game is believed to have come from China, but unfortunately there is no method of play that is recorded. However, the most widely accepted origin story is that it was invented around the 17th century by a French scientist named Blaise Pascal during a monastic retreat. The game is reported to be first played in a casino in Paris.
Fast forward to the 19th century, two men Francois and Lois blanc designed a Roulette wheel with a single zero on it. This was built specifically for King Charles III of Monaco. This was huge because it gave the house a bigger house edge. King Charles brought this wheel to the people. This helped generate a ton of income for the country. The timing couldn’t have been better for Monaco’s economy because their single zero Roulette wheel hit the market at the same time France decided to outlaw gambling, making Monte Carlo’s lifestyle of upscale gambling all the more appealing.
Eventually the Roulette wheel made its way to the US when French immigrants were fleeing the French Revolution found their way to Louisiana, and brought with them the Roulette wheel. At first, it wasn’t quite the hit with the casinos, as they were not a fan of the low house edge. This led to adding the double zero we see on Roulette wheels today. Earlier versions of the wheel include a single zero and a double zero, as well as an American eagle. If the ball landed on any of those three slots, the house won all bets that were not placed on them. This favored the house heavily and led to it being offered more and more. Soon after, the eagle was dropped, and the Roulette wheels we know today with 38 numbers stuck!
Why a Roulette Rental?
Roulette is one of the oldest casino games around. It creates a fun environment for everyone surrounding the table. Our Roulette rentals are the perfect addition for your next event because the Roulette wheel has a great way of bringing people together. Since it isn’t a game where you’re hoping to beat your opponent, such as in poker, there is a level of camaraderie between everyone which makes for a better experience and level of interaction amongst your guests.