Beneath the roulette table

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

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.

Words ~ 99

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



21 thoughts on “Beneath the roulette table

  1. I’ve got to mention to you a book that, apparently, everyone in Hollywood has read called, The Big Con by English professor David W. Maurer (Bobbs-Merril, 1940). The con man’s motto is “You can’t cheat an honest man,” a phrase heard many times. It means “a confidence man only prospers because of the fundamental dishonesty of his vicim. ” The Sting follows that book closely in a lot of ways. Just something I thought I’d throw in.

    Super duper story, Yarn!

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