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    Doc who Beat Roulette Obit

    great story. he beat European casinos for over $1 million tracking biased wheels in the 60s and 70s. more than $8 million in today's dollars.
    made up a cover story that he did it with computer analysis. RIP Doc.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/obituaries/richard-jarecki-doctor-who-conquered-roulette-dies-at-86.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fspor ts
    "everybody has a plan until they get hit in the face" - Mike Tyson

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    Holy shit. Quite a family tree on that guy. His nephew is Andrew Jarecki, the creator / director / documentarian of The Jinx.

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    great line - he was quoted in the story as saying:


    "if casino managers don't like to lose they should sell vegetables"
    "everybody has a plan until they get hit in the face" - Mike Tyson

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    Commodities futures trader, interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunk View Post
    great story. he beat European casinos for over $1 million tracking biased wheels in the 60s and 70s. more than $8 million in today's dollars.
    made up a cover story that he did it with computer analysis. RIP Doc.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/obituaries/richard-jarecki-doctor-who-conquered-roulette-dies-at-86.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fspor ts
    I'm sad to hear of Richard's demise. I played alongside him in Macao in 1982 when it had candy-shop rules (esr, 5-card half-win, etc.) and we became good colleagues and won heaps of dough. Other legends in Macao at that time were Bill Benter and the Australian Jelko (spelling??) of Blackjack Hall of Fame. If anyone is interested, read my blog MACAO on my website blackjacktutor.co.uk.....And yes, he did shut down a small casino in San Remo (Italian Riviera) with his betting on a biased roulette wheel....and he showed me a photo of himself when he was head of commodities exchange in NY. Also he was a Forensic Scientist...is why he sometimes introduced himself as Dr. Jarecki.

    For sure, Richard, Rest in Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucky baby View Post
    I'm sad to hear of Richard's demise. I played alongside him in Macao in 1982 when it had candy-shop rules (esr, 5-card half-win, etc.) and we became good colleagues and won heaps of dough. Other legends in Macao at that time were Bill Benter and the Australian Jelko (spelling??) of Blackjack Hall of Fame. If anyone is interested, read my blog MACAO on my website blackjacktutor.co.uk.....And yes, he did shut down a small casino in San Remo (Italian Riviera) with his betting on a biased roulette wheel....and he showed me a photo of himself when he was head of commodities exchange in NY. Also he was a Forensic Scientist...is why he sometimes introduced himself as Dr. Jarecki.

    For sure, Richard, Rest in Peace.
    Hi chucky baby,

    Are you the "Preacher " ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterlee View Post
    Hi chucky baby,

    Are you the "Preacher " ?
    Yep...we all had nicknames ...mine was created by Jelko's Australian team. We called Richard the "Giant"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucky baby View Post
    Yep...we all had nicknames ...mine was created by Jelko's Australian team. We called Richard the "Giant"....
    Nice to meet you.
    I am the one with long hair, hongkongese, we had a coffee together once.
    Dealers used to call Richard "The Big Finger ???"...When he wanted to hit, his big long middle finger would come from the sky to the table, across the players' head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterlee View Post
    Nice to meet you.
    I am the one with long hair, hongkongese, we had a coffee together once.
    Dealers used to call Richard "The Big Finger ???"...When he wanted to hit, his big long middle finger would come from the sky to the table, across the players' head.
    HaHaHa..I remember Richard's long finger!! And yes, I do remember you and also Patrick, the other AP from Hong Kong. My email address is [email protected] in contact...maybe we can do some play together...I live in London...cheers

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    Chucky baby, what ended your trip to North Cyprus in 2017 ?
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