Thorp has just written a book called "A Man For All Markets" about how he did just that. He beat blackjack and then he went on to transform the world of investing. Jacob Goldstein of our Planet Money podcast has the story. JACOB GOLDSTEIN, BYLINE: For hundreds of years, really smart people have tried to figure out how to get an edge in casino games. And again and again, they've discovered that in the long run, the house always wins. But in 1959, when Ed Thorp was a math geek just out of grad school, he realized that blackjack is fundamentally different than other casino games. EDWARD THORP: Most of the games, whatever happens on one trial or one play of the game doesn't have any influence on what's going to happen next. GOLDSTEIN: If the roulette wheel comes up red on one spin, the odds of whether it's going to come up red on the next spin don't change. Thorp saw that blackjack, also known as 21, was different. At the time, the dealer dealt from the same deck for several hands in a row.
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I'm just ready for it to end." The league's investigation will determine whether Elliott violated its personal conduct policy. The NFL has submitted follow-up questions to Elliott within the last month, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Elliott, 21, is still in the process of responding to the questions. Any potential discipline from the NFL would be for the 2017 season. Over the summer, Elliott's ex-girlfriend posted pictures of her bruised arms on Instagram and tagged Elliott, sparking an investigation that has lasted the entire season. Police in Aventura, Fla., were also called to Elliott's apartment in February -- months before the 2016 NFL Draft -- to investigate an altercation involving the same woman, according USA Today. Elliott, who was not arrested and did not face charges related to the alleged incidents, said he was interviewed by the NFL during the season. He insists he did nothing wrong. Elliott, drafted fourth overall by the Cowboys out of Ohio State, finished as the NFL's leading rusher with 1,631 yards on 322 carries. He also ran for 15 touchdowns, and caught 32 passes for 363 yards and a score.
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