aceofspades
aceofspades
Joined: Apr 4, 2012
  • Threads: 366
  • Posts: 6506
TigerWu
TigerWu
Joined: May 23, 2016
  • Threads: 22
  • Posts: 4023
May 15th, 2019 at 2:19:18 PM permalink
Cool story... sounds like the guy lived an awesome life.
darkoz
darkoz
Joined: Dec 22, 2009
  • Threads: 266
  • Posts: 9091
May 15th, 2019 at 4:04:24 PM permalink
There are a number of things that make me doubt the. Veracity of the article.

Today roulette wheels use algorithms? Really? I thought it was same old tried and true physics!
For Whom the bus tolls; The bus tolls for thee
lilredrooster
lilredrooster
Joined: May 8, 2015
  • Threads: 192
  • Posts: 4273
May 16th, 2019 at 6:44:36 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

There are a number of things that make me doubt the. Veracity of the article.



there is no doubt at all that the article is true. this is his New York Times obituary - he died last August

there is a thread about him at bjtf - there are several there who knew him and one or two who teamed up with him in other ventures

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/obituaries/richard-jarecki-doctor-who-conquered-roulette-dies-at-86.html





there is a great quote from the Doc in the article referring to casino managers who hassled him. he said:


"if casino managers don't like to lose they should sell vegetables"
"𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳"______Edgar Allan Poe
DRich
DRich
Joined: Jul 6, 2012
  • Threads: 79
  • Posts: 8271
May 16th, 2019 at 9:06:31 AM permalink
I wish these guys would write autobiographies to be published upon their death.
Order from chaos

  • Jump to: