the wheel of chance

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was produced by the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk based in the Statistical Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The aim was to help improve the way that uncertainty and risk are discussed in society, and show how probability and statistics can be both useful and entertaining.

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We went on holiday to a port in Greece, a lovely place within a walk of a casino. Although we are not gamblers particularly we do enjoy a small flutter occasionally, so one night we went to the casino for some fun. I put a pound on number 14 and the number came straight in. We left immediately and continued with our lovely holiday. The next year we went to Monaco. Since it is famous for its casino we had a look around it. I put two pounds on number 14. It came straight in and we left immediately and continued with our great holiday. The next year we went to Spain. Near our timeshare was a casino. On the last day of the holiday we went to it, determined to blow the last of our cash. I put £20 on number 14 and it came straight in. We changed our minds and left immediately - I mean, what were the odds that we could ever be so lucky again?
Total votes: 799
Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:46:54 +0000Coincidence ID:3394