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The doctrine of chances : probabilistic aspects of gambling

Author: Stewart N Ethier
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Probability and its applications.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Three centuries ago Montmort and De Moivre published two of the first books on probability theory, then called the doctrine of chances, emphasizing its most important application at that time, games of chance. This volume, on the probabilistic aspects of gambling, is a modern version of those classics. While covering the classical material such as house advantage and gambler's ruin, it also takes up such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ethier, Stewart N., 1948-
Doctrine of chances.
Berlin ; London : Springer, 2008
(DLC) 2010927487
(OCoLC)227033885
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart N Ethier
ISBN: 9783540787839 3540787836
OCLC Number: 625497934
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 816 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 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 --
Applications --
Slot Machines --
Roulette --
Keno --
Craps --
House-Banked Poker --
Video Poker --
Faro --
Baccarat --
Trente et Quarante --
Twenty-One --
Poker.
Series Title: Probability and its applications.
Responsibility: by Stewart N. Ethier.

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Three centuries ago Montmort and De Moivre published two books on probability theory emphasizing its most important application at that time, games of chance. This book, on the probabilistic aspects  Read more...

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