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The doctrine of chances : probabilistic aspects of gambling

Author: Stewart N Ethier
Publisher: Berlin ; London : Springer, 2008.
Series: Probability and its applications.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A work on the probabilistic aspects of gambling that covers the classical material such as house advantage and gambler's ruin. It also takes up such 20th-century topics as martingales, Markov chains, game theory, bold play, and optimal proportional play.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ethier, Stewart N., 1948-
Doctrine of chances.
Berlin ; London : Springer, 2008
(OCoLC)227033885
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart N Ethier
ISBN: 9783540787839 3540787836
OCLC Number: 654398563
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 816 pages).
Contents: Preface; Contents; List of Notation; Part I Theory; Review of Probability; Conditional Expectation; Martingales; Markov Chains; Game Theory; House Advantage; Gambler's Ruin; Betting Systems; Bold Play; Optimal Proportional Play; Card Theory; Part II Applications; Slot Machines; Roulette; Keno; Craps; House-Banked Poker; Video Poker; Faro; Baccarat; Trente et Quarante; Twenty-One; Poker; Results Cited; Algebra and Number Theory; Analysis and Probability; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Probability and its applications.
Responsibility: by Stewart N. Ethier.

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A work on the probabilistic aspects of gambling that covers the classical material such as house advantage and gambler's ruin. It also takes up such 20th-century topics as martingales, Markov chains, game theory, bold play, and optimal proportional play.

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