Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Look at Monte Carlo

This is a cutting from a book from about 1990 that fell out of another book...wonder if this is the man who broke the bank!

A Look at Monte Carlo

The longest consecutive run of even numbers in the history of roulette at Monte Carlo is a series of twenty-eight. The mathematical odds against a series of twenty-nine even numbers occurring are so great, that the wheel at Monte Carlo would have had to have been spun since prehistoric times (about 6500 years ago) to give a statistically justified expectation of such a sequence occurring once.

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