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Joseph Jagger – The Man Who Broke the Bank in Monte Carlo

In the 30 Interesting Facts About Roulette, we mentioned about Joseph Jagger – The Man Who Broke the Bank in Monte Carlo, after some research online, I manage to found more detail about this Roulette Legend who his name lives until now.

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Born the village of Shelf near Halifax, England in September of 1830, Joseph Hobson Jagger (also referred to as “Jaggers”) got his practical education in mechanics while working in the cotton mills of Yorkshire as a young man. He made engineering his specialty and enjoyed studying various mechanisms, not the least of which was the roulette wheel.

Jagger’s research led him to belief that the results of each roulette spin might not be the result of purely random sequences. Instead, mechanical imbalances in the wheel might produce biases and, if so, that could lead to predictable outcomes. It was certainly a theory worth testing, even though any legitimate roulette maker would claim that such a theory would be largely untrue.

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