For many years, Multatuli sought to raise capital by playing roulette, which he thought would enable him to do good in a generous way. Unfortunately, fortune did not smile upon him. He also failed in an attempt to find a scientific approach to the game and so devise a system that would enable him to break the bank. Multatuli used the pictures in this pamphlet in the edition of his Millioenenstudiën and there is no doubt he also looked most closely at the rest of this booklet.
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