How “Advantage Players” Beat The Casino

“I think every game can be beaten.”

Unless you’re a mathematical genius or computer programmer, I doubt you’ll be able to apply what you learn in this New York Times article, but it’s a fun read nonetheless.

The article explores how “advantage players” find creative ways to tilt the gambling odds in their favor by using tactics that go way beyond simple card counting.

In particular, they take advantage of new games casinos create as marketing initiatives and find mathematical holes in them to exploit.

So, the next time you see a game disappear from a casino floor — you’ll know why.