Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Today's Trivia - Roulette 666

Did you know that the sum of all the numbers on the roulette wheel from 1 to 36 is 666, the number of the beast? That’s right; it is.

Legend has it that the ‘666’ came about after a negotiation between casino operator François Blanc and the devil. Blanc, apparently, made some type of bargain with the devil, and that’s why the casino he and his family built in Monte Carlo was a huge success.

Go ahead; calculate. You know you want to.
(And in case you don’t know, Roulette is a casino game that involves betting on which pocket a ball will land in a spinning wheel. It was first played in France in the 18th century, and spread all over Europe and the United States in the 19th century, becoming one of the most popular casino games.)


  1. I heard in "Dogma" that John Hughes sold his soul to the devil to get "Home Alone" to be successful. The devil is really quite a busy fellow.

    1. I guess everyone has a job to do, including the dark prince. He's a soul collector!

  2. Wow, how bizarre. Head for the hills everyone, it's the number of the Beast! I agree with BlueCollarWorkman - the devil sounds like he's a very busy guy ;)