Mathematician knows how to win at a roulette table
Every gambler worldwide has always tried to invent some tricks to get on a winning streak in roulette. One physicist announces that he knows how to find the way to do this. But be sure that gaming institutions will not keep calm for long.
Richard Muller, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkley, claims on the question site Quora that he knows the answer. As he explained, one of his colleagues invented the way to beat the roulette table with the help of physics, which uses the ‘bet in play’ rule that allows gamblers to make a bet even after the wheel starts spinning and the ball is released and before the point ‘no more bets’.
“In that second or two, there is enough information to allow a measurement and computation that will, for example, double your odds of winning,” tells Muller.According to this ‘colleague’, when you rule out half of the ‘unlikely’ numbers, then the odds will shift in your favour.
“You don’t have to predict the number where it will fall. You only have to increase your odds by 3 percent to go from losing on average to winning on average,” he explained.
But this method decided to be tested in the way of a casino contraption applicable for the roulette table.
“He built a device with a switch for his toe in which he tapped each time the ball spun around; with a separate switch, he tapped each time the wheel turned. This provided enough information for his small pocket computer to signal him back – with a tap to his leg – where he should place his bet. He had to calibrate each wheel, but he did that by watching and testing before he started betting.”
But who is this colleague? It is supposed to be J. Doyne Farmer, a mathematician and former Berkley student, who set out to create a roulette-beating system with a fellow student.
As US casinos cannot search people, they have lobbied to be able to expel from the casino without cause.
Muller admits: “They choose to do that only when they see someone consistently beating the odds. They can’t get their money back, but they can stop losing. Indeed, my friend (who was then a graduate student at Berkeley) was put on the list. His name and photo were shared by all the casinos in Nevada (and maybe worldwide), and his gambling for profit career was at an end. He says he almost made enough money to pay for the roulette wheel he had purchased to perfect his instrument at home before going out ‘into the field.”