I read a thing about how professional gamblers in ’30s America used to find crooked games, wait for someone to place a big stake on a specific number and then place a relatively small bet on one of the numbers opposite. Because the tables were often rigged so the croupiers could keep the ball away from the numbers where the big money was, this skewed the odds in their favour enough for them to turn a profit.

Edit: I mean, since the tables were mostly run by the mob this may not have lead to a long and happy life anyway, but I’m still impressed by the ingenuity.

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