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History's Most Famous Roulette Bets
casino blog
09 August 2013

Roulette, founded by French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal, has a rich heritage. Here is a look through time at some of the game’s most memorable bets – both fact and fiction.

The first person to cheat successfully at casino roulette was Joseph Jaggers in 1873. Along with six accomplices, the humble engineer from a small Yorkshire village made careful observations of all the roulette wheels at the Monte Carlo casino in Monaco. He spotted one to be seriously biased, and therefore predictable. By making use of this knowledge, the team scooped over $325,000, which is the equivalent of several million dollars in today’s money.

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