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The perfect bet : how science and math are taking the luck out of gambling

Kucharski, Adam. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library QA 271 .K83 2016 30775305515224 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780465055951 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0465055958 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780465098590 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The three degrees of ignorance -- A brute force business -- From Los Alamos to Monte Carlo -- Pundits with PhDs -- Rise of the robots -- Life consists of bluffing -- The model opponent -- Beyond card counting.
Summary, etc.: From roulette tables to racetracks, provides a look at how scientists and mathematicians throughout the years have tried to figure out how to beat the house while gambling.
Subject: Games of chance (Mathematics)
Gambling
Gambling systems
Probabilities
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