Science Beats the Casino At Roulette with Chaos Theory

Science Beats the Casino At Roulette with Chaos Theory
Science Beats the Casino At Roulette with Chaos Theory Scientists have applied Chaos theory to the age old challenge of taking on the casino’s advantage at the roulette wheel. In a recent Chaos Journal edition, Michael Small, University of Western Australia and Chi Kong Tse Hong Kong Polytechnic University presented a paper entitled “Predicting the outcome of Roulette”. The scientists were able to model the motion of both the ball and the wheel and using chaos theory were able to predict outcomes at a real roulette table and in simulations. In a press release Michael Small, who carried out the study with Chi Kong Tse, said “Knowing the initial conditions allows you to beat the odds … In some cases you can beat them quite significantly.” By applying their theories and measurements, scientists were able to predict which half of the roulette wheel the ball would finish nearly 60% of the time, enabling them to get an 18% return on their casino gambling. That’s compared to a -2.7% return in the normal course of European roulette wheel gaming. Read the complete CHAOS Journal article at Predicting Roulette outcomes

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