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**Strange**
**The odds on every game are 50%**. I was basing my argument on the odds of a sequence of losses. **The odds of losing 6 times in a row are 1 in 64**. Which isn't particularly improbable and would leave you with a massive debt (and possibly some rather nasty debt collectors after you). I certainly wouldn't take those odds.

I just KNOW, that you KNOW, that this is not quite the case, is it? For example, if the

*chance* of winning a bet was 1 in 37, and the payout was even money, only a damn fool would make the wager, right? Thinking of Roulette: 36 numbers, half of them black, half red, PLUS two green ones, "0" and "00", they ALWAYS win for the house, (except in Europe, where there is usually only "0". Thus, the payoff on numbers is 35:1, red or black 1:1, and green, I forget, likely about 15:1, if you bet on one or the other.

Now, the second highlight: If one bets, say, red, and loses, doing this six times in a row, the reality of LOSING the 7th. time is still roughly 1:2, neglecting those damn green spots. Am I wrong? Do you think the odds against the ball finding black 100 times in a row are astronomically high? The reality is, roughly 1 in 2. Pit the theory against my claim, please. jocular