Physics Can Tilt the Odds of Roulette
If you want to beat the house at roulette, it helps to think like a physicist. A simple model of the motion of a roulette wheel and ball, based on physics principles and confirmed by experiments on an actual wheel, has revealed two ways of overcoming the usual odds against roulette players.
The key, the modelers found, is knowing the precise location of the ball and the relative speeds of the ball and wheel when the croupier – the casino worker in charge of the game – sets the wheel in motion and releases the ball.
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