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# Roulette Odds

1 September 2005

Dear Frank:

What would the odds be of hitting the same number in roulette 5 times in a row? This is assuming you could in advance make the bet. I was arguing with my brother. I said it would be 38 times 38 times 38 etc., which are HUGE odds. I know each spin is independant of the last, but this would be in advance of spinning the wheel.

Ron

Dear Ron:

You are right to a point. You multiply 38 x 38 X 38 X 38 X 38 and that means the probability is 1 in 79,235,168 but the odds are 79,235,167 to 1. Here's a great true story from my book Casino Gambling: Play Like a Pro in 10 Minutes or Less!

"On July 14, 2000, the number 7 came up six times in a row at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. What are the odds of a given number hitting six times in a row? They are 3,010,936,383 to one! You would expect that the casino would have lost tens of thousands of dollars on people betting such a hot number. Not so. The patrons continued to play as they always did and the casino lost a measly \$300 during the record-setting spins. Now that is truly hard to believe! [Barney Vinson, an eyewitness to the "Caesars' Six," writes about it in his book Ask Barney, Bonus Books.)"

I doubt the casinos would book such a bet.

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Frank Scoblete

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Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

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