hist-games: Holzroulette - modern or historical?
gbarry at sydney.net
Thu Feb 9 17:29:56 PST 2006
>Hey, thanks for your input, Paolo. I was hoping to find more specifics on
>this roulette variant, but the chance game you pointed out looks
>Anyone else have a take on Holzroulette/Deutsches Roulette?
It looks to me that it could be derivative of HOCA in particular and
possible Even-Odd, early forms of Roulette.
Why HOCA is that "there were 40 numbered pockets around the edge of a
circular table. From the centre of the table projected a spindle from
which six spokes reached halfway
from the centre to the rim. When the ball was placed between the
spokes and the "wheel" spun the ball would shoot from the centre and
speed around the rim of the table before settling into a stationary
pocket" -Arnold "History of Gambling"
Found reference in Google images but the originional page is not found
byt a very small image remains at the google site.
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