MrV
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March 14th, 2017 at 8:12:06 PM permalink
In 1973, Alex Trebek hosted a short-lived game show on NBC called "The Wizard of Odds."

see: The Wizard of Odds

Whoa, check out the hair on that wily wizard.
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smoothgrh
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March 14th, 2017 at 9:19:21 PM permalink
That show was just a few years before my ability for cognizance, but I did greatly enjoy the show "High Rollers."

Here's Alex with equally awesome hair: High Rollers

(My first link! Did it work??)

Edit: Yay!
Tanko
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March 15th, 2017 at 4:47:32 AM permalink
Alan Thicke wrote the theme song.

NBC's 'The Wizard OF Odds'
MrV
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March 15th, 2017 at 6:51:14 AM permalink
MS' claim for adopting the title "The Wizard of Odds" (per wiki): inspired by "Donald Angelini (September 30, 1926 December 6, 2000) [who] was a mobster nicknamed "The Wizard of Odds" with the Chicago Outfit, a criminal organization that specialized in gambling operations."

I'm glad to see that Mike's inspiration didn't come from a man-crush on Alex Trebek.
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Romes
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March 15th, 2017 at 7:53:45 AM permalink
That High Rollers show is pretty entertaining...

wow at 13:00 the guy only has to avoid a 2 or 3 on a craps roll (so 3/36) and wouldn't ya know 1-2... Geesh.
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smoothgrh
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March 15th, 2017 at 9:01:59 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

That High Rollers show is pretty entertaining...



Who here doesn't enjoy the entertainment of statistical anomalies?

The previous contestant was former San Francisco 49ers kicker Ray Wersching!

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