Tripling My Money

Long before I studied mathematics and probability at university, my Dad explained to me why pyramid schemes don’t work and while it is futile to gamble at casinos, and why strategies such as doubling your bet every time you lose will not work. He said the only way you have any chance at all is to bet everything you plan to bet in your entire life on one throw of the dice, or spin of the roulette wheel. I took his advice and tripled my money — I put a nickel in a slot machine and got back fifteen cents. I have never gambled since.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)