The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling

Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 9780465055951
Publisher: Basic Books
Language: English
Page Count: 271
Size: 9.55" l x 6.40" w x 1.00"
Series: N/A

For the past 500 years, gamblers - led by mathematicians and scientists - have been trying to figure out how to pull the rug out from under Lady Luck. In The Perfect Bet, mathematician and award-winning writer Adam Kucharski tells the astonishing story of how the experts have succeeded, revolutionizing mathematics and science in the process. The house can seem unbeatable. Kucharski shows us just why it isn't. Even better, he demonstrates how the search for the perfect bet has been crucial for the scientific pursuit of a better world.

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