How to be wrong but useful
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London W2 1PG
Genome Biology 2012, 13:180 doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-12-180Published: 26 December 2012
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Not long after roulette first appeared in the casinos of 18th century Paris, a new betting system emerged. Known as the 'martingale', it was adapted from a strategy used in bar games, and was supposedly foolproof. As a result, it soon became extremely popular among French players.