The chances of making 28 straight passes with the dice in a crap game are "about ten million to one." But last week a young man walked into Las Vegas' plush new Desert Inn, and in one hour and 20 minutes of hair-raising play, did just that. His amazing run of luck cost the casino $125,000. Zeppo Marx won $28,000 in side bets, Gus Greenbaum, one of the owners of a rival club, raked in $48,000, and others among the gamblers who crowded four-deep around the table carried off thousands more.

The Inn's-owners had some reason for thankfulness anyhow. Because...

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