Mathematical winnings in a roulette

Mathematical winnings in a roulette

During the first years existence of such gambling as a roulette, the construction of this mechanism was extremely imperfect. Obviously it was impossible to notice it, but people with special mathematical or engineering education perfectly knew about such disadvantage. Joseph Jagger became the first person who managed to beat the roulette and win a huge prize in Monte-Carlo in 1873. His story is very amusing and over the years it has turned into a real legend.

The talented engineer Jagger spent several days in one of the best Monte-Carlo casinos. He didn't bet, behaved imperceptibly and just followed a game closely. Then he started writing down the dropping-out numbers of a roulette and spent two days more on such activity. As a result the accurate image of its mechanism and particular qualities that can play into hands appeared before his eyes.

Having analyzed all findings Jagger managed to detect some figures which had been winning mostly. It occurred due to the fact that the construction stood under a particular angle. The engineer managed to win 300 thousand dollars per one evening. The staff of a casino was surprised by it but soon understood the reason. Jagger lost a little money because of the roulette repair but managed to improve his own theory and win again quite a good sum throughout the time.

Years later such stories were repeated. In 1971 Richard Dzhareki used the technology of Jagger and won about 1, 3 million dollars. Billey Walter and his team managed to win more than five million dollars due to the defect of roulette mechanism for three years since 1986 to 1989.

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