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Taking Chances: Winning with Probability

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An easy-to-read, fun look at some common probability traps and fallacies and how they can be used to put the odds in the reader's favor. Written by a math expert, who uses real-life examples that can be understood by general readers, Taking Chances: Winning with Probability shows how to make better betting decisions in such games of chance as: lotteries, football pools, dice, roulette, card games, tv game shows, horse racing, and betting with bookies. It will interest all those who are interested in gaining the extra advantage when it comes to winning the lottery, making money in the casino, winning the football pool, or backing the right horse.

Table of Contents

What is probability


The National Lottery


Football Pools


Premium Bonds


Dice


Coins


Roulette


Matrix games


Matching Problems


TV shows


Benford's Law


Best of n


Card games


Bookies, the Tote, Spread betting


Miscellaneous applications in sport


Appendices


Product Details

ISBN:
9780198502913
Subtitle:
Winning with Probability
Author:
Haigh, John
Author:
null, John
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Mathematics | Probability
Subject:
Mathematics | Probability and Statistics
Subject:
Gambling - General
Subject:
Mathematics | Probability & Statistics
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20000817
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 figures
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
7.6 x 5 x 0.8 in 0.7 lb

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Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Probability and Statistics » Probability Theory
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Probability and Statistics » Statistics

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