Albert Hibbs

Albert Hibbs's * main* claim to fame was as a physicist. He was a student of Richard Feynman and together they wrote the famous book,

But for the average Joe and Josephine Blow - or at least the students of games of chance - Albert was one of the first of the post-WWII set of gamblers who claimed to have used mathematics to beat a casino.

Of course, we also know that one of the quickest ways to go broke is to use a "system". Most gambling systems are based on mathematical fallacies in which a negative expectation is somehow expected to become positive.

But was Albert's system just one of those fallacies? Or was there really something to it?

Well, we can't say that Albert's system was actually * new* and whether it worked. But for a little about Albert and his

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