Zachary Crockett wrote an article for The Hustle titled "The professor who beat roulette." It's the story of Dr. Richard Jarecki, a medical professor who spent time in casinos in the 1950s and 1960s studying the ways roulette wheels weren't random, due to wear-and-tear and defects. This information provided him with enough of an edge over the house odds that he ended up accumulating a fortune.
According to the article, Jarecki could not use his method today, because roulette wheels "have gone digital, run by algorithms programmed to favor the house," optimizing the money they bilk from the poor suckers who think they have a chance.
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For all their power and capabilities, image editing software isn’t like sitting down to play a video game. You aren’t there to have fun. You’re likely looking to make a few minor tweaks to an image to make it ready to be shared, then you move on with satisfaction in a job well done. If […]
This is truly a golden age for fans of a big ginormous TV screen. Not too long ago, to buy a television over 40 inches usually meant wheeling one of those massive Mitsubishi or Toshiba projection monoliths into your home, consuming a vast portion of any room at a cost of potentially $7,000 to $8,000. […]