Roulette and Blackjack are two of the most popular games in casinos everywhere. Easy to learn and fun to wager and play, the two table games manage to make it easier for even novices to enjoy casino visits.
The name is a derivative of the word wheel, and aptly so. A roulette wheel consists of numbers in black or red. The bets can be placed for a specific number or whether the number is odd or even or whether it would be red or black. When the wheel is spun around and ball is dropped into it in the opposite direction and when the ball stops, the number where it stops becomes the winning number.
The game of roulette originated in France in the late 18th century. From there, it came to the US shores and quickly became popular. As the casinos developed around the world, roulette became one of the main draws for visitors. People enjoy roulette, whether in a small casino or large.
Blackjack is popular because it is fun and exciting and also because here players play against the dealer and not each other. It seems somehow the notion of beating the house in any casino is intensive enough for people to throng the blackjack tables.
It is also known as 21, as the game is all about this number. The cards are given values and the objective is to get 21 or less to beat the dealer. The total number should be less than 21, but still higher than what the dealer gets.
The history of blackjack is not clear; most likely it originated in some variation of the present-day blackjack somewhere in Spain and then spread to other parts of the world. Now, several variations of the game exist and casinos often have blackjack tournaments for the general public.