Can You Win?: The Real Odds for Casino Gambling, Sports Betting, and Lotteries

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We all dream of hitting the big one, but what are the odds? You can learn them from Mike Orkin. Orkin gives us the facts about gambling: how to calculate the odds of winning any particular bet, and what the best bets really are.

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This book is about odds, and the chances of actually winning at a wide variety of gambling, from casino games to sport betting to lotteries. But while odds can be a dry subject, Orkin's presentation isn't. He livens it up with quotes from great literature and great wits, as well as his own sense of humor. There's profitable information here. For example, while Orkin confirms that you can't up your chances to win a state lottery, there are ways of increasing your win when you do get lucky. It pays to listen up when Mike Orkin spills the chips.

About the Author:

Mike Orkin, Ph.D., is a professor of statistics at California State University, Hayward. An authority on gambling and game theory, Orkin has consulted for government agencies and the private sector, testified as an expert witness in various court cases, and developed software for Los Vegas odds makers. He is the author of several books, including WHAT ARE THE ODDS?. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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