Russian Roulette

Roulette was the game of choice for many Russian visitors to gambling resorts along the Rhine river in the mid-19th century. Fyodor Doystoevsky’s short novel The Gambler was based on first-hand “research” the author conducted at the gambling tables in Baden-Baden. 

Learn the complete Dostoevsky story in Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling

Go here to read an excerpt from the book, or learn where to buy your copy.