Albion College

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics and Computer Science

COLLOQUIUM

The Numbers Behind The Neon

Mark Bollman

Probability is a branch of mathematics whose roots lie in gambling. While evidence of games of chance may be found in the artifacts of many ancient civilizations, the underlying mathematics that can be used to analyze these games is a far more recent development. In this talk, the mathematics underlying games of chance will be explored and the relative house advantages of many popular (and some obscure) casino games will be examined.

This talk is based on the book*Basic Gambling Mathematics: The Numbers Behind The Neon*, recently published by Taylor & Francis/CRC Press. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

This talk is based on the book