PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook
JJ a mill-engineer from Yorkshire, was probably the first gambler to break a bank at Monte Carlo. Many believe that JJ studied many roulette tables and found a flaw that impacted the slot where the ball rested. He went on to win 65,000 pounds in 1870s.
It is a still not known that JJ was a fan of Moivre’s handbook for gamblers – ‘The Doctrine of Chances’ published in mid 1700s. Unfortunately he could not benefit from his scholarly. Finally he used his skills to control the little ball by mis-aligning the wheel with the help of a powerful magnet.
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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.