The game of roulette has been played in its current form since as early as 1796 in Paris.

(The first form of roulette was devised in 17th century France, by the mathematician Blaise Pascal, who was supposedly inspired by his fascination with perpetual motion devices. If you’ve ever spun a roulette wheel, you probably thought it would never stop, unfortunately perpetual motion goes against the laws of physics, so eventually it will stop, and probably not on your number.)