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Basic Gambling Mathematics: The Numbers Behind the Neon

Mark Bollman
Publisher: 
Chapman & Hall/CRC
Publication Date: 
2014
Number of Pages: 
271
Format: 
Paperback
Price: 
59.95
ISBN: 
9781482208931
Category: 
General
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Introduction
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
MATHEMATICAL BACKGROUND
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE RANDOM?

 

Fundamental Ideas
DEFINITIONS
AXIOMS OF PROBABILITY
ELEMENTARY COUNTING ARGUMENTS
ADVANCED COUNTING ARGUMENTS
ODDS

 

Compound Events
THE ADDITION RULES
THE MULTIPLICATION RULES AND CONDITIONAL PROBABILITY

 

Probability Distributions and Expectation
RANDOM VARIABLES
EXPECTED VALUE
THE BINOMIAL DISTRIBUTION

 

Modified Casino Games
ROULETTE
DICE GAMES
CARD GAMES
CASINO PROMOTIONS

 

Blackjack: The Mathematical Exception
RULES OF BLACKJACK
THE MATHEMATICS OF BLACKJACK
BASIC STRATEGY
CARD COUNTING

 

Betting Strategies: Why They Don't Work
ROULETTE STRATEGIES
CRAPS STRATEGIES
SLOT MACHINE STRATEGIES
BLACKJACK STRATEGIES
AND ONE THAT DOES: LOTTERY STRATEGIES
HOW TO DOUBLE YOUR MONEY

 

Appendix A: House Advantages
Appendix B: Mathematical Induction
Appendix C: Internet Resources

 

Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises

 

Bibliography

Index

Dummy View - NOT TO BE DELETED