## Roulette Systems: Are you sure they work?

Written by GameTime

Have you ever seen someone placing bet after bet on roulette table. How about watching that bet double, quadruple, and so on. Many gamblers have belief that you can play a system such as Martingale, High 12 or Low 12 and when a ton of money on game. Unfortunately these gambles are never going to strike it rich. The formula –x + (-y) = -z shows where impossibility occurs. When you add two negative numbers, x and y, you still end up with negative number z. No regressive betting system will ever prevail on roulette.

I know you may be skeptical and think that red or black, even or odd, 1-18 or 19-36, should pretty much hit 50% of time with exception of 0 and 00. I have seen 11 blacks in a row. I have also seen huge droughts of even, odd or any other combination. Just think if you were playing Martingale where your bet would be: 5, 10, 20, 40, 80, 160, 320, 640, 1280, 2560, and you still haven’t made it to 11th bet, not to mention you have reached table max and bet over \$5000 just to win a \$5 bet when you eventually do win.

## Birthstone Origins: Stranger than Fiction

Written by Sam Serio

In Old Testament, book of Exodus tells story of Breastplate of Aaron, used in religious ceremonies. (Aaron…just in case you were absent from Sunday school that day…was Biblical figure who performed, at Moses' direction, miracles that confounded Pharaoh and his magicians.) Aaron's breastplate was adorned with four rows of gemstones, three gemstones in each row, in following pattern: Sardius, topaz, carbuncle; emerald, sapphire, diamond; ligure, agate, amethyst; beryl, onyx, jasper. These twelve gemstones represented twelve tribes of Israel. The twelve positions were later co-opted by astologers who linked them to twelve months of calendar year and twelve signs of zodiac. The Traditional Birthstone List contains these older birthstones and represents birthstone traditions heralding back to 15th century. The Modern Birthstone List was created by National Association of Jewelers in 1912 in Kansas City, Missouri. Gemstone purists complained that NAJ list was devised solely for commercial purposes (they probably didn't believe in Santa Claus either!). As a result, astrologers who prescribed gems often substituted alternate or secondary stones. The Mystical Birthstone list below originated in from Tibet over a thousand years ago. The Ayurvedic Birthstone list is derived from age-old Ayurvedic Indian Medicine, a practice of native people for more than a century. Month Modern Traditional Mystical Ayurverdic January Garnet Garnet Emerald Garnet February Amethyst Amethyst Amethyst Bloodstone March Aquamarine Bloodstone Jade Bloodstone

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