Friday June 22, 2012 : ODD ROULETTE WHEEL BEHAVIOUR WAS A TEST (Update)
 
Widespread media coverage triggers company statement
 
Widespread media coverage on a roulette wheel at the Rio in Las Vegas that hit on the same number seven times in a row has prompted Rio owners Caesars Entertainment to dismiss the incident as a "diagnostic test."
 
Bemused spectators photographed the 114 billion-to-one event and quickly circulated the story through the internet.
 
Having earlier proved reticent, on Thursday a Rio spokesman told the Detroit News: "There was no one playing at that roulette table. It was just a diagnostic test being done."
 
12 out of 16 spins were either nineteens or twenties, spectators reported.