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Independent Events

Independence of events means that what happened before does not affect what will happen next. For example:

  • In roulette, every time the wheel is spun, the number or colour that results is unrelated to what has come up before. The wheel has no memory.
  • The same thing happens with slot machines and VLTs. The result of pushing the spin/deal button is not connected to previous pushes. Any result is possible at any time.
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Exceptions – There are some types of games where previous results can have some effect on what happens next. Blackjack is a good example: once a card has been dealt, it won’t be back in play until all the cards are shuffled again. Previous hands can have a limited effect on current or future hands.