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So-Called Wizard of Odds (Michael Shackleford) Had First High Praise for Ion Saliu's Gambling Theories Founded on Theory of Probability

By Ion Saliu, Founder of Gambling Mathematics

Wizard of Odds had very high praise for Ion Saliu and his gambling theory founded on mathematics.

Posted on July 22, 2000; later updates.

In Reply to: Roulette, Blackjack Systems: Wizard of Odds Gambling Challenge, Test in Casinos posted by Ion Saliu on July 22, 2000.

: Chip, why didn't you put "Don't gamble, you never win!" as the headline of your famous New York Times advertisement for the Powerplay roulette system? BRRRRRRRRAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

Secondly, after making the case on “gambler's fallacy”, how can you still claim you are ahead $20,000 at baccarat?! (By the way, is that enough for the house your partner just bought?) And why do you still keep your name secret, since you'll be losing anyway? The casinos hate winners, but they love losers big time!

: I wouldn't give "The Lizard of Odds" a dime, even I were facing the firing squad. Even his name is stolen from a 1970's TV show!!! Pay him $1,000 to test my system??? That is, give my gambling systems away??? Are you nuts? And — to whom? To a gambling “authority” who never heard of the probability formula of M successes in N trials? An "authority" who sustains that tossing 200 heads in a row has the same chance as getting one heads? Indeed, the probability p of an event is always the same. But there is another fundamental parameter of probability theory: the degree of certainty DC. The degree of certainty always increases with the increase in the number of trials N.

There are losing streaks and there are winning streaks — that's mathematics. The casinos and many gambling authors, however, grossly disregard probability theory. They established a "law" that "assures" very long losing streaks for the player — but never for the gambling establishment. Don't give me that bull — the gambler's fallacy! If there is honesty, things should closely resemble the calculations of my probability software Streaks.EXE. There should be also a reversed gambler's fallacy, Lady Chance says — but Wizard of Odds curses when he hears that!

Probability software proves that probability theory is mathematics of streaks.

• Here is in part what "The Wizard of Odds" (Lizard of odds is more accurate) said to me on Sunday, November 15, 1998:

Self-proclaimed gambling guru Wizard of Odds is a casino consultant, on the payroll of the casinos.

Read also similar casino reaction towards yours truly, and gambling mathematics in general:

Theory of Probability Book is mathematics applied to casino, gambling, systems, blackjack, roulette. Read Ion Saliu's first book in print: Probability Theory, Live!
~ Founded on valuable mathematical discoveries with a wide range of scientific applications, including probability theory applied to casino, gambling, systems, blackjack, roulette, horse racing, sports betting, mathematics.

Wizard of Odds offered sponsorship for Ion Saliu's projects in gambling mathematics.

Wizard of Odds Mike Shackleford first highly praised Ion Saliu's gambling theory and mathematics.

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Wizard of Odds denies gambling mathematics systems, but also offers his own gambling systems!

Vicious attacks against Ion Saliu never ceased — but they stimulate him in discovering and creating.

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Gambling author Wizard of Odds has knowledge of mathematics but misuses it in favor of casinos.