Chris Ramsay spends most of his time checking out the world’s most beautiful and complex puzzles. But in this clip, he takes a moment to get up close with a century-old Gambler’s Holdout, a device used to cheat in card games by hiding extra cards up the cheater’s sleeve.
Reigarw Comparisons recently shared with us the probabilities of how we might perish. But before we shuffle off this mortal coil, let’s see if we can get lucky. So let’s learn about the chances of various gambling outcomes. You have a better chance of being struck by lightning numerous times than winning the Mega Millions lottery.
While it’s not likely to be approved for use in an actual casino, Berthil van Beek’s motorized LEGO Technic roulette wheel is an impressive build. It’s designed to work as part of a larger great ball contraption, but is perfectly awesome all on its own. Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets!
You have a better chance of being struck by lightning multiple times than winning a big lottery these days. But a couple of decades back, Stefan Mandel figured out that depending on the size of a lottery’s jackpot, if you bought every single combination, you’d be guaranteed a win. He just had to figure out how to buy them all.
When you visit casinos, it’s pretty easy to take all the grandeur for granted, but a lot of craftsmanship goes into everything you see on the gaming floor, such as the precisely balanced roulette wheels made by SET-Production shown in this brief factory video.
In a purely logical world, casinos and other gambling establishments would not exist, since we can easily prove that they’re losing propositions. But Wendover Productions cites studies showing how probabilities mess with our brain, and how this can be used for good.