fusillade762: Players could use a tiny computer that, with the click of a button, records every time the ball passes a certain point on the wheel.And I'm 100% sure the casinos would be totally cool with that.
Marcus Aurelius: Rule number 1: Never bet against the house.Rule number 2: Never bet against the house.Rule number 3: Never bet against the house.
EnviroDude: Without the use of electronics, it is called clocking the wheel.
Metalupis: I seem to recall watching a show on the history channel about cheating in Vegas that talked about some guys who did this years ago, they would press on a switch hidden in one shoe when the ball was passing a certain point and it would calculate likely outcomes and the part in their other shoe would signal them by prodding their foot in a particular pattern
Fark_Guy_Rob: First - this isn't even remotely close to a new ideaSecond - this is illegal in most countries that allow gamblingIt's not even an obscure idea - several cop shows have done episodes around this idea
Jebus! haven't any of you droolers seen "The Honeymoon Machine" (1961), with Steve McQueen? He plays a US Navy officer who clocks the roulette wheel in a Venice casino and feeds the numbers to one of those new-fangled computer devices offshore with a signal lamp. Mild amusement ensues. A way to piss away a rainy afternoon, while you pick your corns.
In other words, it's been done to death.
Jenna Tellya: I could see this being easier to do on the Money Wheel. No chaotic bouncing, just a straightforward velocity reduction formula. It seems easy enough to determine whether the wheel will stop near the joker or not. That might be enough to overcome the horrible odds that bet offers. Maybe they don't give enough time to calculate and bet after they spin it?
C18H27NO3: The Eudaemons did exactly this in the late 70's.The book The Eudaemonic Pie is a good read about what they did.
wildcardjack: To win at roulette own the wheel.
iron_city_ap: A few years back, I watched a friend of mine pay for his entire vegas weekend playing roulette. He would wait till a streak of colors would pop up (usually 5) then bet on the opposite color. If he lost, he would keep doubling the bet until he won.
Tumunga: My wife gave him a look that I thought was reserved for me if I told her she looked fat in her jeans. He shut up.
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