skip to content
Breaking Vegas : beat the wheel Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Breaking Vegas : beat the wheel

Author: Bruce David KleinJonathan LiefLmi MacuagaRobert DaviTerry KatzAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : A & E Home Video : Distributed by New Video, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Using dramatizations and interviews tells how in 1975, two childhood friends and physics geeks, Doyne Farmer and Norman Packard embarked on arguably the most ambitious Vegas-cheating project of all time: to deconstruct the physics behind the motion of a roulette ball, and build a miniature computer system that could surreptitiously predict the outcome of a roulette game. The project soon consumed a whole commune of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Documentary television programs
Named Person: Doyne Farmer; Norman Packard
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce David Klein; Jonathan Lief; Lmi Macuaga; Robert Davi; Terry Katz; Erik Klein; Michael Richard Plowman; Atlas Media Corp.; History Channel (Television network); A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767085795 9780767085793
OCLC Number: 84544244
Credits: Narrator, Robert Davi ; producer, Jonathan Lief ; writer, Lmi Macuaga ; editors, Terry Katz, Erik Klein ; composer, Michael Richard Plowman.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Beat the wheel
Responsibility: an Atlas Media Corp. production for the History Channel. ; executive producer Bruce David Klein.

Abstract:

Using dramatizations and interviews tells how in 1975, two childhood friends and physics geeks, Doyne Farmer and Norman Packard embarked on arguably the most ambitious Vegas-cheating project of all time: to deconstruct the physics behind the motion of a roulette ball, and build a miniature computer system that could surreptitiously predict the outcome of a roulette game. The project soon consumed a whole commune of brilliant hippie-physicists ... and ended in a landmark contribution to modern-day Chaos Theory.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/84544244> # Breaking Vegas : beat the wheel
    a schema:Movie, schema:CreativeWork, bgn:DVD ;
   library:oclcnum "84544244" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/xxu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/68675629#Place/united_states> ; # United States
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/110225801> ; # Doyne Farmer
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/68675629#Person/packard_norman> ; # Norman Packard
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85115527> ; # Roulette
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/68675629#Person/farmer_doyne> ; # Doyne Farmer
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1100708> ; # Roulette
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/937372> ; # Gambling
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85052909> ; # Gambling
   schema:alternateName "Beat the wheel" ;
   schema:contentRating "MPAA rating: Not rated." ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/306382582> ; # Terry Katz
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/169397528> ; # Jonathan Lief
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/68675629#Person/macuaga_lmi> ; # Lmi Macuaga
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/156236941> ; # New Video Group.
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/136370748> ; # Atlas Media Corp.
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/66660535> ; # Robert Davi
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/56817940> ; # Michael Richard Plowman
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/121310456> ; # Erik Klein
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/121715010> ; # History Channel (Television network)
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/51644155> ; # Bruce David Klein
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/140065453> ; # A & E Home Video (Firm)
   schema:copyrightYear "2005" ;
   schema:datePublished "2005" ;
   schema:description "Using dramatizations and interviews tells how in 1975, two childhood friends and physics geeks, Doyne Farmer and Norman Packard embarked on arguably the most ambitious Vegas-cheating project of all time: to deconstruct the physics behind the motion of a roulette ball, and build a miniature computer system that could surreptitiously predict the outcome of a roulette game. The project soon consumed a whole commune of brilliant hippie-physicists ... and ended in a landmark contribution to modern-day Chaos Theory."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/68675629> ;
   schema:genre "Documentary television programs"@en ;
   schema:genre "DVD-Video discs"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Breaking Vegas : beat the wheel"@en ;
   schema:productID "84544244" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/84544244#PublicationEvent/united_states_a_&_e_home_video_distributed_by_new_video_2005> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/68675629#Agent/distributed_by_new_video> ; # Distributed by New Video
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/68675629#Agent/a_&_e_home_video> ; # A & E Home Video
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780767085793> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/84544244> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/68675629#Agent/a_&_e_home_video> # A & E Home Video
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "A & E Home Video" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/68675629#Agent/distributed_by_new_video> # Distributed by New Video
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Distributed by New Video" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/68675629#Person/farmer_doyne> # Doyne Farmer
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Farmer" ;
   schema:givenName "Doyne" ;
   schema:name "Doyne Farmer" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/68675629#Person/macuaga_lmi> # Lmi Macuaga
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Macuaga" ;
   schema:givenName "Lmi" ;
   schema:name "Lmi Macuaga" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/68675629#Person/packard_norman> # Norman Packard
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Packard" ;
   schema:givenName "Norman" ;
   schema:name "Norman Packard" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85052909> # Gambling
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Gambling"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85115527> # Roulette
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Roulette"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1100708> # Roulette
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Roulette"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/937372> # Gambling
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Gambling"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/110225801> # Doyne Farmer
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Farmer" ;
   schema:givenName "Doyne" ;
   schema:name "Doyne Farmer" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/121310456> # Erik Klein
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Klein" ;
   schema:givenName "Erik" ;
   schema:name "Erik Klein" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/121715010> # History Channel (Television network)
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "History Channel (Television network)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/136370748> # Atlas Media Corp.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Atlas Media Corp." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/140065453> # A & E Home Video (Firm)
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "A & E Home Video (Firm)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/156236941> # New Video Group.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "New Video Group." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/169397528> # Jonathan Lief
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Lief" ;
   schema:givenName "Jonathan" ;
   schema:name "Jonathan Lief" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/306382582> # Terry Katz
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Katz" ;
   schema:givenName "Terry" ;
   schema:name "Terry Katz" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/51644155> # Bruce David Klein
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Klein" ;
   schema:givenName "Bruce David" ;
   schema:name "Bruce David Klein" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/56817940> # Michael Richard Plowman
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1965" ;
   schema:familyName "Plowman" ;
   schema:givenName "Michael Richard" ;
   schema:name "Michael Richard Plowman" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/66660535> # Robert Davi
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Davi" ;
   schema:givenName "Robert" ;
   schema:name "Robert Davi" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780767085793>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0767085795" ;
   schema:isbn "9780767085793" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.