Gambling

The Guy Who Hacked the Lottery

The Guy Who Hacked the Lottery

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.

LEGO Roulette Machine

LEGO Roulette Machine

While it’s unlikely 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!

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How Roulette Wheels are Made

How Roulette Wheels are Made

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.

The Magic Economics of Gambling

The Magic Economics of Gambling

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.

21 Blackjack Watch

21 Blackjack Watch

The limited edition 21 Blackjack watch by Christophe Claret comes with a pair of dice, playing cards and a roulette wheel on the back. All the games are fully playable. (Thanks David!)

Playing Card Shooter

Playing Card Shooter

Short of hiring a dealer, getting this gizmo is the best way to speed up your games. It deals cards up to 3 feet away, guaranteed no flipping. Less waiting, more winning. Runs on two AA batteries.

Drinking Roulette Set

Drinking Roulette Set

Kill two vices with one stone (or spin) with the Drinking Roulette Set; it includes 16 shot glasses and two beads, with each cup matching to a corresponding red or black slot on the wheel.

The Gambler Card Set

The Gambler Card Set

Make sure you’re always playing with a full deck with The Gambler Card Set; the guide includes over 350 card games and is paired with two sleek monochromatic black and white decks.

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