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I’m in Las Vegas for the 3rd time in my life. This time and the time before, going to Vegas wasn’t necessarily my first vacation choice; but I tend to roll with the punches, and I feel I could enjoy myself just about anywhere. This time I’m here for a good friend’s wedding. And as I got on the plane, I realized that I’ve never seen any kind of engineering info with regards to “Sin City” before. So how about I describe Las Vegas from the point of view of an engineer? The odds People think Las Vegas and they think gambling. And rightly so. Where else can you find an industry based almost entirely on a mathematical model that guarantees that the customer will (happily?) hand over their cash? What drives me as an engineer is the math behind each game. If I’m going to give up my money,…

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