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Online Casinos: A Place Of Numbers 1

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Lisa Turnbull

The human grasp on mathematics has long been a prevalent thing, in fact even the Ancient Babylonians – who were around thousands of years before Christ – were capable of impressive feats such as working out the square root of 2. On the face of it that doesn’t sound particularly impressive, but why don’t you give it a go without a calculator, eh? That’s right, we thought so. 

Anyhow, as impressive as early math is you cannot deny that as modern human beings we have become scarily good at discovering and manipulating these so-called numbers. Computers, for instance, would not exist if we were not able to work out binary code. And here’s the thing: casinos, staples of human civilization for thousands of years, are also built on a purely mathematical framework of probability. There really are a place of numbers… 

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