What Are The Odds?: Chance In Everyday Life

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An introduction to how chance works and the role it plays in everyday life discusses the chances of winning the lottery, the potential of making a living as a gambler, and the possibility of the universe as a predictable machine.

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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 Las Vegas odds makers. He is the author of several books, including Can You Win?. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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"I've never met anyone better at helping us to understand how to deal with chance and use it to our advantage, whether in negotiation or at the sports book."--Larry Kramer, CEO & President, CBS MarketWatch.com

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