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The theory of gambling and statistical logic. rev. ed. (English) Zbl 0853.90144
New York, NY: Academic Press. 465 p. (1995).
Man invented a concept that has since been variously viewed as a vice, a crime, a business, a pleasure, a type of magic, a disease, a follow, a weakness, a form of sexual substitution, an expression of the human instinct. He invented gambling.
This classic book on gambling and its mathematical analysis covers the full range of games from penny matching, to blackjack and other casino games, to the stock market (including Black-Scholes analysis). He even considers what light statistical inference can shed on the study of paranormal phenomena. The author is witty and insightful, a pleasure to dip into and read and rewarding to study.

MSC:
91A60 Probabilistic games; gambling
91-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to game theory, economics, and finance
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