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IN the glittering casinos of Las Vegas, a Singapore student has been
hitting the jackpot. Mr Zhang Zhihao, 22, even gets the VIP treatment
from some casinos, such as Las Vegas Hilton. They shower him with free
stays, meals and limousine rides just to make him come back.
But this Stanford University student is no high-roller. He gambles
until the total sum exchanged between him and the casino adds up to
US$1,000 ($1,700). That’s the minimum sum required for a free stay, he
says. And he boasts a ‘special skill’ which he claims can make every
trip to the casino a ‘sure-win’.
He is not exactly a ‘god of gamblers’ like Li Nanxing in the popular
gambling drama, The Unbeatables. Mr Zhang cannot predict dice rolls by
twitching his ears. Instead he does a quick calculation, using rules of
probability, to determine the risks before placing his bets. And, so
far, this second-year economics and statistics student says his methods
‘Gambling is the best way to see probability concepts at work in real
life,’ he told The New Paper while here recently for his college
Since last December, he has been to the casinos four times and each
time, he says he makes an average of a few hundred US dollars.
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