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It's Time for Wheel of Fortune
The 11.5" diameter (29.21cm) Time Is Money Game Show Clock, made from powder-coated metal, is a great wall decoration for your game room or media room...or your home casino, for that matter.
Are you curious...?
The Wheel of Fortune TV game show began as a daytime show in 1975 and made the leap to prime time in 1986. It's the longest-running syndicated game show in US history. Merv Griffin based his new show on the children's pencil-and-paper game hangman and added a roulette as a colorful hook for the eye. The first wheel, made of painted cardboard, gave way to the elaborate 2,400 lb (1,100 kg) model made of tubular steel and plexiglass with 200 lighting elements in use today.
The inspiration for the wheel of fortune was introduced in the 17th century by French mathematician Blaise Pascal (of all people), who was looking for a perpetual motion machine. The present-day rules for roulette were nailed down in Paris in 1796, and the game spread all over Europe and the US with minor variations during the 19th century. Roulette is purely a game of chance that always favors the casino due to the two spots that automatically pay off for the house. The rules governing betting are elaborate, but the odds are simple enough: If you bet on any single number, you have a 1/38 chance of winning 35 times your bet and a 37/38 chance of losing it.