Grandmother Beats All Odds at the Craps Table and Causes People Using Betting Sites to Salivate
You’ve heard of beginners luck, but a grandmother named Patricia Demauro from New Jersey is giving the phrase new meaning. The woman went to Atlantic City to gamble with her friend to try their hand at placing bets. Demauro first sat down at a penny slot machine because she didn’t know enough about gambling to risk betting at any other games, but she eventually got tired of the slot machine and went to look for her friend. She found him playing poker, and found that he was losing. Then he offered to show her how to play craps because it’s a beginner’s game of chance and doesn’t require a lot of knowledge to play.
He took his turn to show her how to roll the dice and lost. Then he handed the dice to Demauro.
What happened next literally defies all odds. In a winning streak that’s unimaginable, the grandmother rolled the dice 154 times in a row without hitting sevens, which would have ended her streak. According to Thomas Cover, who is a statistics professor at Sanford University, the odds of that happening are 1 in 1.56 trillion.
She hit her point number and then people began betting on the game. She says it all went so fast she couldn’t keep up. Before she knew it, people from blackjack tables left their own games to watch the action and the executives from the casino came and stood at the table to observe. There was a buzz around the table because everyone there understood that what was happening was a once in a lifetime event. Demauro says she and a woman who was watching the game caught each other’s eyes, and Demauro told her, “I don’t know how to play the game.”
In case you’re wondering why this game is such a big deal, the average number of rolls in a craps game before “sevening” out is 8. Demauro rolled 154 times without hitting 7. Players from any online casino in the world would give anything for those odds.
No one knows exactly how much she won because she chose to keep it a secret, but many experts have weighed in on the matter, and they estimate that she walked away with between hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars, depending on how much she bet. It’s a goal anyone who participates in online gambling would love to meet.
When asked about what went through her mind while she was rolling the dice, she said that it was probably good that she didn’t realize the odds working against her.