Tag: gambling

Is flipping a coin 50 50?

Have you ever flipped a coin as a way of deciding something with another person? The answer is probably yes. And you probably did so assuming you were getting a fair deal, because, as everybody knows, a coin is equally likely to show heads or tails after a single flip—unless it’s been shaved or weighted Read More

When Las Vegas Big Timers Get Screwed Over They Call This Man

There’s a breed of professional gambler known as advantage players. They employ perfectly legal methods — counting cards, tracking shuffles, peeking at the hole cards of sloppy dealers, etc. — to extract piles of money from casinos. And even though they’re breaking no laws, casino bosses despise them. Sometimes they treat these advantage players — Read More