Beat The Wheel DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: April 26, 2005
Uncover the men and the system that could guarantee a win on the roulette wheel.
Vegas cheats come in all shapes and sizes: hardcore mechanics who devise gadgets to manipulate slots and mathematical geniuses who count cards in blackjack. But in gambling's history, no one had created a system that could guarantee a win on the roulette wheel--until Doyne Farmer and Norman Packard came along.
In 1975, two childhood friends and physics geeks embarked on arguably the most ambitious Vegas-cheating project of all time: to deconstruct the physics behind the motion of a roulette ball, and build a miniature computer system that could surreptitiously predict the outcome of a roulette game. The project soon became an out-of-control obsession, consuming a whole commune of brilliant hippie-physicists...and ended in a landmark contribution to modern-day Chaos Theory.
Features candid interviews with Farmer and Packard, as well as teammates Ingrid Hoermann and Letty Belin.