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The Luck Factor: Why Some People Are Luckier Than Others and How You Can Become One of Them by Max Gunther

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Chapter 2: The Psychic Theories

Dr. Robert Brier looked me straight in the eye and said he had an infallible system for winning at roulette.

Infallible? That's a strong word. I asked Dr. Brier if he really meant it. He said he certainly did. He even added another strong word and called the system unequivocally infallible. He and a colleague have tested it again and again in casinos from Las Vegas to Curaçao, he said, and they have never failed to leave with more money than they brought.

This was weird. Martin Gardner had told me, just as unequivocally, "Nobody wins regularly at roulette unless the game is rigged and they're in on the rigging. Naturally the casinos like to keep the myth going because it brings in players." I had studied all ...

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