The Mathematics of Gambling

An analysis of baccarat, backgammon, blackjack, gambling games, money management, roulette and the wheel of fortune.

More than twenty years after the publication of Beat the Dealer, the best-selling book on winning at blackjack, Dr. Edward O. Thorp again focused his attention on gambling games with an analysis of:

  • Baccarat — Can card counting eliminate the house advantage?
  • Backgammon — Playing optimally in endgame situations.
  • Blackjack — Understanding blackjack systems and detecting cheating.
  • Gambling Games — Which ones you cannot beat and why.
  • Money Management — How to maximize your return and what strategies to avoid.
  • Roulette and the Wheel of Fortune — Using the laws of physics to predict the next winning number.

In easy-to-understand language, learn what a leading mathematician discovered in thirty years of computer-assisted research. This is the long-awaited publication of Dr. Thorp’s accumulated work on gambling. Before you risk your money, find out what the “Albert Einstein of Gambling” has to say!

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