The Professor Who Beat Roulette
Dr. Richard Jarecki was a medical researcher by profession, but had a secret drive to develop a way to beat the roulette wheel. Not content to simply win a lot of money, he sank a lot of time (and got a lot of people to help) fine-tune his system.
Like any good scientist, he collected a lot of data. And began to use that research to his advantage:
The article is a fun read, and I seem to have a penchant for these types of “beat the house” stories.
While I like gambling (what little I’ve done of it), I don’t know that I could ever really risk the level of money that these folks seem to risk. I want to argue that for every Dr. Jarecki, there’s a whole university full of people who also had a “system” (but one that wasn’t quite as good as his).