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Calculated Bets describes a gambling system that works. Steven Skiena, a jai-alai enthusiast and computer scientist, documents how he used computer simulations and modeling techniques to predict the outcome of jai-alai matches and increased his initial stake by 544% in one year. Skiena demonstrates how his jai-alai system functions like a stock trading system, and includes examples of how gambling and mathematics interact in program trading systems, how mathematical models are used in political polling, and what the future holds for Internet gambling. With humor and enthusiasm, Skiena explains computer predictions used in business, sports, and politics, and the difference between correlation and causation. An unusual presentation of how mathematical models are designed, built, and validated, Calculated Bets also includes a list of modeling projects with online data sources. Steven Skiena, Associate Professor of Computer Science at SUNY Stony Brook, is the author of The Algorithm Design Manual (Springer-Verlag, 1997) and the EDUCOM award-winning Computational Discrete Mathematics. He is the recipient of the ONR Young Investigator's Award and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching at Stony Brook. His research interests include discrete mathematics and its applications, particularly the design of graph, string, and geometric algorithms.

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Skiena (computer science, State University of New York at Stonybrook) goes beyond the usual territory of applied mathematics to explain how mathematical models and computer simulations can be used to predict the outcome of jai alai matches and successfully bet on them. Along the way, he explains some of the basic ideas of mathematical modeling and computer programming, as well as discussing some of the history of other gambling systems for lotto, roulette, and the stock market.
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Synopsis:

A story of using computer simulations and mathematical modeling techniques to predict the outcome of jai-alai matches and bet on them successfully.

Synopsis:

This book tells the story of how the author used computer simulations and mathematical modeling techniques to predict the outcome of jai-alai matches and bet on them successfully. The author weaves into this story other aspects of gambling and mathematics, discussing gambling systems, both successful and unsuccessful, for such games as lotto, roulette, blackjack, and Wall Street. From this book students will gain insight into what is really involved in building and validating a mathematical model and implementing it on a computer. For those who are inspired to want to build one themselves, a list of exciting modeling projects with data sources on the WWW is included to get them started.

Synopsis:

This is a book about a gambling system that works. The author tells the story of how he used computer simulations and mathematical modeling techniques to predict the outcome of jai-alai matches and bet on them successfully - increasing his initial stake by over 500% in one year!

Synopsis:

'ations and mathematical modeling techniques to predict the outcome of jai-alai matches and bet on them successfully.'

Synopsis:

A story of using computer simulations and mathematical modeling techniques to predict the outcome of jai-alai matches and bet on them successfully.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-221) and index.

Table of Contents

'Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The making of a gambler; 2. What is Jai Alai?; 3. Monte Carlo on the Tundra; 4. The impact of the internet; 5. Is this bum any good?; 6. Modeling the payoffs; 7. Engineering the system; 8. Putting my money where my mouth is; 9. How should you bet?; 10. Projects to ponder; Glossary; For further reading; Index.\n

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521009621
Editor:
Graham, Ronald
Editor:
Barrow, John
Editor:
Graham, Ronald
Editor:
Barrow, John
Author:
Daubechies, Ingrid
Author:
Skiena, Steven S.
Author:
Chung, Fan
Author:
Skiena, Steven
Author:
Zagier, Don
Author:
Graham, Ronald
Author:
Diaconis, Persi
Author:
Barrow, John
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Probability
Subject:
Gambling - General
Subject:
Gambling
Subject:
Mathematical models
Subject:
Computer simulation
Subject:
Jai alai.
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
Gambling--Mathematical models
Subject:
Jai alai--Betting
Subject:
Computers Reference-Simulation
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
A story of using computer simul
Series:
Dictionaries of the World: Reprint and Micropublication Seri
Series Volume:
57
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
8.86x6.24x.63 in. .76 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A story of using computer simulations and mathematical modeling techniques to predict the outcome of jai-alai matches and bet on them successfully.
"Synopsis" by , This book tells the story of how the author used computer simulations and mathematical modeling techniques to predict the outcome of jai-alai matches and bet on them successfully. The author weaves into this story other aspects of gambling and mathematics, discussing gambling systems, both successful and unsuccessful, for such games as lotto, roulette, blackjack, and Wall Street. From this book students will gain insight into what is really involved in building and validating a mathematical model and implementing it on a computer. For those who are inspired to want to build one themselves, a list of exciting modeling projects with data sources on the WWW is included to get them started.
"Synopsis" by , This is a book about a gambling system that works. The author tells the story of how he used computer simulations and mathematical modeling techniques to predict the outcome of jai-alai matches and bet on them successfully - increasing his initial stake by over 500% in one year!
"Synopsis" by , 'ations and mathematical modeling techniques to predict the outcome of jai-alai matches and bet on them successfully.'
"Synopsis" by , A story of using computer simulations and mathematical modeling techniques to predict the outcome of jai-alai matches and bet on them successfully.
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