Gambling Strategies in Business and War, December 1953
Here we tout the power of mathematics to teach us about war and business through games--and sometimes the power of games to teach us about games. The trick to roulette, we observe, is that there isn't a trick, so stop trying a system. If it lands on black 10 times in a row, the next one is still a 50-50 shot.
The 1950s gem quote comes in a photo caption describing a board: "'Blast Off' is based on the current interest in space travel.'" Right next to it is a game based on another big American interest of the time: "'Assembly Line' gives each player an automobile factory to manage."
From the article "Games Disclose Secrets of Success."