Due to some ridiculous law passed in California in 2004, all games of chance are banned. This included the casino table game of roulette. As the ivory ball falls into a numbered pocket purely by chance, the game became illegal. So some bright spark decided to turn the traditional game into a card game. Of course, there's no wheel. Just a board with betting numbers. As there's no wheel, it's not an easy game to find online. There are a couple of land-based casinos in California where it's played.
Though playing cards have been with us for thousands of years, their present design is much more recent. In the middle ages many of the face card designs were first printed, with feudal society represented by the 4 different suits. The number of cards in a deck, along with the number of suits are taken from the Roman calendar. Though many people assume that playing cards were influenced by Tarot cards, this was't true. Divining cards have been in use for a much longer time.