Roulette in Popular Culture

Published on 17 September 2012

Roulette is one of the best and popular table games that you will find at online or land-base casino. The game has been featured in some movies, music and legends, in which they mostly highlight the high stakes game of roulette. While some other are rather accurate and have done too much to promote the games, some simply circulate misinformation.

In 1981, there is a popular legend that has stated that a man named Charles Wells continued to win money at some roulette tables in Monte Carlo. He managed to win continuosly for seven days, there was a moment that all of the money was won and the croupier had to cover the roulette wheel with a balck cloth to indicate that it was closed. This legend has became a popular song called “The Man that Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo”.

In the film Casablanca roulette was also featured, where they had used a roulette wheel within a well-known Cafe’ American. This was owned by Rick, which was played by Humphrey Bogart. The wheel used in this flick was rather biased as it enabled Rick to help a Bulgarian refugee win a substantial amount of money. Nowadays, roulette wheels are unbiased and the winning odds are mostly by chance.

Some films have featured an extremely low odds. For example, in the 1998 film, Run, Lola Run. In this film, the leading role took all of her savings to buy a 100 mark chip. Lola continuosly bet on the same number, 20 and she get a successfuk results. The odds on this roulette wheel are 1369 to 1 that indicate it will never happen in real life.