Science: Gadget for Gamblers

Roulette players are poor mathematicians. This fact was sharply illustrated in 1913 when a phenomenal record run of one color was reeled off at a table in the Casino at Monte Carlo. The little ball toppled into a black slot no less than 26 times in succession. By the time the 15th black number came up, the table was surrounded by a crowd of gamblers, many of whom placed heavy stakes on the red, figuring that the chances against the black turning up one more time were billions to one. However, since...

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