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Review of first edition: 'The whole book is written with great urbanity and clarity. It is hard to see how it could be done better or more readably. The main virtue lies in the close and clever interweaving of theory and example.' Mathematical Gazette<br /><br />Review of first edition: This is an informal, well-written, and witty exposition of the usefulness of mathematics and its analytical processes. The book covers gambling and betting schemes in math in greater detail than do most textbooks on introductory probability. --The Mathematics Teacher

High school students will find this book a good preparion for doing an elementary statistics and probability course at university level. This book is also a good resource for first year university students, in particular in mathematics and statistics, to understand the theories behind the games. --Boris Choy, The Australian Math Teacher
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ISBN-10:  0883856468
ISBN-13:  978-0883856468
Author:  Edward Packel
Genre:  Science
Publisher:  Mathematical Assn of Amer
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This book would be an ideal text for what would no doubt be a popular special topics course in game theory applied to gambling. While gambling has always been a popular recreation among humans, it is now probably more popular than ever. With state sponsored lotteries now almost universal, new gambling casinos being built everywhere and the rise of internet gambling, it is now easier than ever to do battle with the odds as declared by the gambling gods. Although the chances of winning the battle …
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