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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Spam, eggs, chips and spam

Every now and then I check out my spam folder, just to make sure stuff isn't getting filtered when it shouldn't be. Today I did this to discover that I've received a very confusing and clever spam email - clever because it talks about a casino trick that I've often wondered about myself.

Here is the email in full:

date23 February 2010 20:31
subjectRe: Re: yo bud
yeah finally :) thanks a lot mate! I`m starting today, you have no idea how much you helped me bro!!!
I have a serious debts and need to quickly make some cash :)


----- Original Message -----
From: "chris956_koe"
To: "timothy"
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: Re: hi bud

yo mate, ok I`ll give you my trick but if you give it someone else I`ll fuckin kill you :)
you know in roulette you can bet on blacks or reds. If you bet $1 on black and it goes black you win $1 but if it goes red you loose your $1.
but I found a way you can win everytime:

bet $1 on black if it goes black you win $1

now again bet $1 on black, if it goes red bet $3 on black, if it goes red again bet $8 on black, if red again bet $20 on black, red again bet $52 on black (always multiple you previous lost bet around 2.5), if now is black you win $52 so you have $104 and you bet:

$1 + $3 + $8 + $20 + $52 = $84 So you just won $20 :)

now when you won you start with $1 on blacks again etc etc. its always bound to go black eventually (it`s 50/50) so that way you eventually always win. But there`s a catch. If you start winning too much (like $1000 a day) casino will finally notice something and can ban
you. I was banned once on royal casino. So don`t be too greedy and don`t win more then $200 a day and you can do it for years. I think bigger casinos know that trick so I play for real money on smaller ones, right now I play on elite vip casino: (www.spamspameggsandspam.spam) for more
then 3 months, I win $50-$200 a day and my account still works. You`ll find roulette there when you log in go to "specialty" section - "american roulette". And don`t you dare talling about it anyone else, if too many people knows about it casinos will finally found a way to block that trick. If you have any questions just drop me a line here or on skype.

c ya

----- Original Message -----
From: "timothy"
To: "chris956_koe"
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:24 AM
Subject: yo mate

please tell me when you will send me your roulette trick?
You promised you`ll send it few weeks ago :(

So, mathemagicians, help a gal out - why wouldn't this trick work? If you can explain it in a way that would fit into my tiny mind, I'll update the post with your clever clever words.

I'm only assuming it couldn't possibly work, mind you. Because otherwise everyone would do it and everyone would be rich and casino owners would be crying and would turn their pockets inside out to reveal fluff and flies.
like this.
Evidently, this has not happened.

UPDATE here we go, someone with a clever!
Flitterbee said... You don't *win* $104, you win $52 dollars, plus you get back the $52 dollars you spent on that last bet. So overall you've spent $84 and won $52, therefore you've lost $22 dollars


  1. But...I thought that if you bet your $1 on black and red comes up, you loose your $1. So would'ent you really have to already have all that money? Maybe someone with math sense will clear this up cause I don't get it!

  2. You don't *win* $104, you win $52 dollars, plus you get back the $52 dollars you spent on that last bet. So overall you've spent $84 and won $52, therefore you've lost $22 dollars.

    I think?

  3. This is exploding my brain... I know it can't work! and yet I can't see any reason why it wouldn't!

  4. I think Flitterbee's got it!

  5. But you only lost 1+3+8+20, which is $32.

    The $52 doesn't count because you put it on the table but you get it back, so you haven't gained or lost anything. But you get another $52 back as well, which is $20 more than you lost.


  6. Good work to the Flitterbee. I stopped reading halfway through the explanation because my brain melted.

    Numbers are not my friends.

  7. Yeah, I am confused. Thanks, Jenny! I thought this method would always work, on any gambling game, provided you had infinite money. Which is why casinos have maximum limits. So if you do have a run of bad luck, you'll lose big and not be able to win it back...

    Help me, someone!

  8. I think Jenny's got it. Though you can continue to believe that I'm right, if you like...

    I asked a more mathematically-inclined friend, and maybe this does actually work, but you're very quickly putting large amounts of money on if you don't win in successive attempts. And since casinos have minimum and maximum amounts that you can bet, it's a risky* way to play and the pay out isn't all that big.

    *I say that like gambling generally isn't a risky game to play :P


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