Roulette is one of the most complex mathematical and probabilistic inventions that exist. Blaise Pascal wanted to create a machine with constant motion and chance led him to create the most incredible machine in the world, the roulette. It was in 1645, when the French physicist and mathematician invented roulette.
The roulette wheel as designed by this French scholar had 36 numbers. Later, and the number 0 was added in French roulette and the double 0 in American roulette. Except for the addition of 0, few changes have been made to roulette since its inception.
Roulette number layout
The decision of the arrangement of numbers established by Pascal in the seventeenth century was not chosen by chance. The French mathematician considered the order established so that the 36 numbers, both high and low, had the same chances of coming out. An option that benefited the players.
Anyone who looks at the arrangement of the roulette numbers can see for himself that there is no identifiable sequence. As we have said before, the established order is only like this so that all the numbers have the same possibilities of coming out.
However, the order of the numbers on the mat does have a progressive order. The numbers on the table are contiguous and follow a rigorous order from one to thirty-six. The table layout was thus established to prevent the player from using a single chip to bet on contiguous numbers.
“No machine is perfect”
“No machine is perfect” and neither did Gonzalo García Pelayo conclude roulette years before unseating casinos around the world. And it is that the roulettes of physical casinos have a millimeter deviation or an imperfect calibration that makes a group of numbers tend to come out more than others. The García Pelayo family used these imperfections to fill their bank accounts and become a legend.