The Razzle Dazzle Scam - James Grime from Numberphile

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* Correction: the "actual count" at 11:41 should be 29, the bet doubling score.

"Razzle Dazzle," also known as "Play Football," "Auto Races," "Double-Up," or "Bolero" is a complete scam disguised as a game of chance. Not only is it illegal in the United States, it's virtually impossible to win. Dr. James Grime from Numberphile and SingingBanana demonstrates this carnival scam as well as a slightly-more-fair version you can play with just dice.

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Data and information sources for this video:
"Probabilities of Winning a Certain Carnival Game" - Donald A. Berry and Ronald R. Regal (The American Statistician, November 1978)
"Razzle Dazzle and Related Gambling Games" (FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, February 1969) -

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Brian Brushwood
Brandt Hughes
Bryce Castillo
John Rael
Annaliese Martin

Includes an edit of "Makie Elkino" by William Ross Chernoff's Nomads

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