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Slotpourri

31 December 2000

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If red came up ten times in a row, would you bet on black because it's overdue? The correct answer is no! The roulette wheel has no memory any more than dice do. And black can come up another ten times in a row. Always bet with the trend, not against it. There is no such thing as "overdue."

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Never make a bet you can't afford to lose. Gambling should always be on the very bottom of your list of things to do.

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French law allows a husband to forbid his wife to enter a casino - and many of them take advantage of this protection.

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It's easier to win a big jackpot than to know what to do with it.

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The first prerequisite to doing well in a casino is to be rich.

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Keeping your bets low is like the Chinese proverb: "Falling hurts the least who fly low."

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There are two sure ways not to lose money in a casino: (1) Stay home. (2) Don't play any games.

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Every win at the slots carries the seed of future defeat. It's called greed.

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The secret of slot playing is to make sure you don't go broke before you find the right slot.

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Being wiped out in a casino can be humiliating. While walking along the boardwalk in Atlantic City, I saw pigeons feeding some losers.

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Overheard at a sports book counter, "Have you seen those signs that say SPEED KILLS? Well, I bet on one horse that's going to live forever."

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Larry Mak
Larry Mak is a former science writer at the California Institute of Technology and he is currently a freelance gaming author.

Books by Larry Mak:

Larry Mak
Larry Mak is a former science writer at the California Institute of Technology and he is currently a freelance gaming author.

Books by Larry Mak: