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Thirteen Against the Bank: The True Story of How a Roulette Team Broke the Bank with an Unbeatable System

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In the summer of 1966, Norman Leigh took a team to the Casino Municipale in Nice with the express intention of systematically winning large sums of money at roulette. Two weeks later, his team was banned from every casino in France—not because they had cheated or behaved badly, but simply because they had won—methodically and consistently. Thirteen Against the Bank is a wry and detailed account of a true event that all expert opinion deemed impossible: beating the bank at roulette. It reveals how Leigh assembled and bankrolled his crew of thirteen, instilling in them the discipline and stamina to bring off this coup and then apply it using a system known as the Reverse Labouchere betting progression. An all-time casino gambling classic.

198 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 1976

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se busca grupo de doce personas para hacer saltar la banca interesados md
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December 20, 2021
Una interesante historia, presuntamente real, sobre un grupo de jugadores que hicieron saltar la banca de Niza. Describe un sistema ingenioso, aunque estoy bastante seguro de que no funciona. Lo más reseñable es cómo deja claro que hacer saltar la banca es un trabajo: hay que tener cierta habilidad, cansa, requiere disciplina y hay que hacerlo en equipo. En efecto, el sistema requiere que seis de los jugadores estén constantemente en la mesa, cada uno apostando a una de las apuestas básicas (par, impar, rojo, negro, pasa, falta), siempre cantidades pequeñas hasta que uno de los miembros del grupo pilla una buena racha.

Está escrito con considerable suspense. No dejaba de pensar en que está lleno de escenas cinematográficas: la reunión del equipo, el "golpe" de entrenamiento, la aparición de un personaje extra que les viene a salvar el culo...
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