Beat a casino

Beat a casino

In the casino, the one who comes to make money loses. If you go to the casino for this purpose, you have already lost! People go to the casino to spend their time in luxury and excitement. They go to work for money. Therefore, before going to the casino, allocate an amount that you do not mind.

Casino myths

Myth 1: Beginners are lucky.
Of course, beginners are no more lucky than regulars. It's just that when an old-timer wins, they don't pay much attention to it. And when a newbie wins (especially by placing his chip on one number and receiving a stack of 36 chips in return), he rejoices louder, others focus on his success. The casino is profitable to attract newcomers, and the old-timer of the establishment is a good explanation why the newcomer won, and not he :)

Myth 2: If “red” fell 10 (20, 30…) times, it means that now “black” will surely fall out!
This delusion is exclusively from the field of psychology. Indeed, the probability that “red” will fall 10 times in a row is very low, less than 0.1%. Therefore, when we see that "red" has dropped out 9 times, we have no doubt that for the 10th time "black" will be drawn. In fact, the key point here is this: “red” has ALREADY dropped out 9 times, so now the probability of “red” and “black” appearing is still 50 to 50 (or, if you drop deeper, the probability of “red” falling 10 times is exactly the same like 9 times “red” and then “black”). I rarely visited the casino, but I caught such long series of one color, as well as those who believe that they cannot go on forever. Yes, they cannot infinitely, but the probability that the "one-color" series will end on the next move is 50-50.

Myth 3: You can't beat a casino.
No, I was not mistaken. The fact that a casino cannot be guaranteed to win (in theory) is as much a myth as that it is possible (in practice). According to the roulette rules, it is theoretically possible to win. But to prevent this from happening in practice, the casino introduced an additional rule - the maximum bet. Otherwise, the rich would be able to multiply their fortunes without leaving the table. To do this, you need to constantly bet on red (or black): first, 1 chip; losing - 2 chips, losing again - 4, then 8, 16, 32 and so on until you win. You will win only 1 chip, but you cannot endlessly lose; as I wrote above, the probability that one color will appear 10 times in a row is less than a tenth of a percent. In a clever way, this is called the martingale system, but usually such a thought comes to all players by itself. And if she comes to Bill Gates, who has enough money to "survive" the black streak of almost any length, the casino will not be good. To do this, the casino has two tricks: they limit the maximum bet that can be placed at the table and increase the minimum bet for the simplest red-black option. That is, those who want to wait for the bright streak in life will have to start with a larger amount, and the likelihood of finishing the "race" without waiting for the desired color is no longer so ghostly.

Myth 4: The casino spins the roulette wheel to make you lose.
Quite the opposite, the casino goes out of its way to make roulette work as correctly as possible, i.e. the numbers dropped out in absolutely random order. This slot machine can be tweaked, we set any probability of giving out a win - the player will not check anyway. Roulette is another matter entirely. A slight distortion of the table is enough and the casino will start losing money. Players will quickly notice if numbers from one sector of the wheel start to appear more often. And that's all, the roulette wheel will become unprofitable for the owner. Therefore, the tables are not only set perfectly evenly, but also a special counter controls the randomness of numbers, signaling in case of suspicious deviations from the theory of probability.

Myth 5: Casinos are expensive, they lose a lot there.
They lose in the casino exactly as much as they want to lose. For example, in a Monte Carlo casino, the minimum bet is 5 euros. This means that you can play for 100 euros all evening, getting positive emotions. And you can play this hundred in 3 minutes without getting an ounce of pleasure.

Published by Oksana Kvitka

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