The Word “Roulette” is the French word for "little wheel". On this wheel there are 36 numbers and a 0; A croupier spins a small ball that will eventually land on one of the numbers. Bets are placed on the table, correlating with the slots the ball can possibly land in. The game is popular in casinos worldwide because it’s rules are relatively simple and easy-to-understand. An idea of “guess where the little ball will end up”, and you win at roulette. Roulette has proved to be a very popular game in casinos around the world. The precise history of roulette is 17th century France is believed to be the home of the first roulette wheel. This original type of roulette was created by the scientist and mathematician Blaise Pascal. During the 1800’s, Roulette became a very popular casino game both in Europe and in the United States of America. It is believed that the game of Roulette was introduced to the United States by Frenchmen who arrived in New Orleans in the nineteenth century.
Blackjack is the American variant of a globally popular banking game known as Twenty-One whose relatives include Pantoon.
It is a comparing card game between one or more players and the dealer where each player in turn competes against the dealer.
Players do not compete against each other. It is played with one or more decks and it is the most widely played casino banking game in the world.
The objective of the game is to beat the dealer in one of the following ways:
-Get 21 points on the player's first two cards this is called a "BlackJack" or "Natural", with a dealer BlackJack;
-Reach a final score higher than the dealer without exceeding 21;
-Let the dealer draw additional cards until their hands exceed 21 and they become "busted".
The origin of the game of blackjack is hotly debated.
To this day historians aren't sure exactly where the game came from. In all like hood, the game originated from Spain in the 17th century. However a similar game called "vingt-et-un" which is twenty one in French have also been known to have originated in French casinos in the early 1700s.
There is also one school of thought that suggests that a game similar to the present day BlackJack was being played as early as the Roman Empire .
Poker is a family of card games that combines gambling, strategy and skill. All poker variants involve betting as an actual part of play, and determine the winner of each hand according to the combinations of players' cards, at least some of which remain hidden until the end of the hand.
The game we know as poker is believed to have ancient roots that go back nearly 1,000 years, crossing several continents and cultures.
Some historians say poker’s origins can be traced to a domino-card game played by a 10th-century Chinese Emperor; others claim it is a descendant of the Persian card game “As Nas” which dates back to the 16th century. Poker’s closest European predecessor was Poque, which caught on in France in the 17th century. Poque and its German equivalent, pochen, were both based on the 16th-century Spanish game primero, which featured three cards dealt to each player and bluffing (or betting high on poor cards) as a key part of the game.
French colonists brought Poque to their settlements in North America, including New Orleans.
English-speaking settlers in the region Anglicized Poque to poker and adopted features of the modern game with many variants as Russian Poker,Trio Poker, Ultimate Texas Holdem.
PUNTO BANCO (BACCARAT)
It is a comparing card game played between two hands, the "player" and the "banker" which also known as Punto-Banco. Each round of play has three possible outcomes: "player" (player has the higher score), "banker", and "tie". There are three popular variants of the game: The origins of the game are disputed, and some sources claim that it dates to the 19th century. Other sources claim that the game was introduced into France from Italy at the end of the 15th century by soldiers returning from the Franco-Italian War during the reign of Charles VIII. .
Craps is a dice game in which the players make wagers on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice. Players may wager money against the casino. There are few sources of origin of craps. Historians claim that craps were found in Egyptian tombs and Indian crypts. They were probably invented in different regions of the worlds, by different civilizations, independently of each other. craps were known to ancient Greeks, who, as mentioned by Sophocles, played during the siege of Troy. Also in Indian culture craps played a special role, ancient Indian theogony myth describes the process of creation of the world by means of four throws of craps.