Will science help in gambling against the professionals? Or can you rely solely on luck while placing bets on your favorite slots or Roulette at Mason Slots Canada? Let’s find out how a clever Englishman almost ruined a casino in Monte Carlo using his knowledge of physics.
Gambling has existed as long as there is humanity. One day these activities were banned and anathematized, but they invariably returned. Someone has no doubt that gambling is an evil activity, someone does not imagine himself without a gamble. The truth, as always, is somewhere in the middle.
Casino Always a Winner: Is It True?
It would seem that everyone has long known that you can not beat a casino. The roulette wheel has 37 sectors, one of which, the zero (0), gives a guaranteed advantage to the house, for example, when a player bets for black or red. In this case, when the ball hits the “zero”, the casino gets the winnings.
The probability of falling “zero” is 2.7 percent. Not as much as it seems at first glance, but guaranteed. Accordingly, the chances of any player to win is always less than 50 percent. But it is not so. That’s how wit, intelligence, and knowledge helped an English engineer leave a casino with almost nothing.
Watch the Balance
In the second half of the 19th century, Englishman Joseph Jagger (he is a distant ancestor of the famous lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger) went to Monte Carlo.
The engineer watched the casino game for days on end, hesitating to place a bet. The six assistants he had hired were also watching. It was not a question of crime or fraud: they simply kept statistics of winning numbers at the roulette tables.
Jagger turned his attention to one of the tables. Strange things were happening there: the numbers 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 22, 28 and 29 were falling out there much more often than at other tables. Since such an anomaly was not observed at other tables, the engineer concluded: the roulette wheel is poorly balanced and tilted. Accordingly, the ball, following the law of attraction, rolls more often in this area of the roulette wheel.
The Art of Getting Away in Time
The clever Englishman used the knowledge to his advantage and began to bet at this table. And managed to win 80,000 pounds before the casino owners took notice of him. As for today, this sum equals about £7 million. After this fantastic win, for several days, they secretly changed the roulette tables at night, manually changing the sector numbers. While Joseph Jagger noticed that he was noticed, he managed to lose about £5,000. After which he stopped tempting fate, took his remaining winnings and left Monte Carlo for good. Probably, it was his best decision because no one knows when this luck ends and what can stop it.