Father of Modern Pastposting
He was called Mumbles, not because his parents had ill sense of humor, but because he mumbled and nobody ever knew his name. He was born around 1897 in New York. Other facts are not known about Mumbles’ life before gambling, except for the fact that he had a throat cancer surgery. After this operation, he couldn’t properly speak and only in times of great need he used a mechanical voice box.
Modern Pastposting “Birth”
After the surgery he stayed in Puerto Rico for recovering period. As Mumbles was a full-fledged horse bettor, gambling wasn’t a new thing for him. As usual, great things are invented accidentally. We can’t call cheating a great thing, but the Mumbles’ trick, which was used for around 50 years after he made it up, can be called the great.
While sitting in a casino, playing craps, he noticed a genuine mistake of a dealer. After the bet of a man sitting next to Mumbles won, the dealer shortchanged him. The man started shouting because his payout was only $10 (the dealer thought there were two chips $5 each, but there was a $5 chip on top of $25) instead of $30. The dealer was astonished to discover the other chip under. He apologized and gave the right sum of money. Mumbles was pretty much mute but not blind. Nobody knew it was the moment when the modern pastposting was born.
Advancing the Method
Mumbles didn’t waste any time and started using this method in his craps games. Later he switched to roulette. All the time he was perfecting his method and the roulette game was just ideal for that.
The next stage of pastposting formation was betting on the already wined numbers. He would sit at the table and steal the chips from the other players. If their bet won, he would put his chip on top of stack just underneath the stolen chip. He did that in the very moment, when the dealer turned his back. This move was called “naked capper.”
Soon he figured out that he needed a partner and he offered partnership to his War fellow “Wheels.” The partner was a mechanic and Mumbles was a claimer. That is how the first mechanic/claimer roulette pastposting team was created.
But they didn’t play much, because “Wheels” died in 1954 in his room in a hotel. Shortly after the friend, Mumbles went to eternity too. But during that short period of time Mumbles taught Henry Classon his “science,” with whom he played.
Wonderful invention of the casinos in Las Vegas. They inscribe in it everybody, who was brave enough to cheat and win millions on that but later was caught red-handed, imprisoned and nobody wants to see him/her in the house.