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    While the doubts about probability dance in your head, the wheel looks as intimidating as if it came in a tiny plastic bag inside a Happy Meal. You put all the money you have left on black 33, your lucky slot. The wheel is spun and…bingo. You win the bet.

    You put all the money on the same slot again, focusing only on the 1 to 1 “probability” that it will hit the same number twice in a row. Suddenly you remember the condition that black 33 is only lucky for you on a cold Friday – it happens to be Sunday and room temperature outside.

    You pick up your chips and place them on a different slot, double-zero, figuring that you might as well break the bank. The croupier takes a little more of his time and lets another player walk up to the wheel to place his bets.


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