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Squares And Sharps (Hardcover)

Joseph Buchdahl

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Hardcover. People have been gambling, in one form or another, for as long as history itself. Why? Money, entertainment, escape and a desire to win are all traditional explanations. Arguably, however,.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 352 pages. 0.580. Bookseller Inventory # 9781843448587

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Title: Squares And Sharps (Hardcover)

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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People have been gambling, in one form or another, for as long as history itself. Why? Money, entertainment, escape and a desire to win are all traditional explanations. Arguably, however, these are secondary considerations to a higher order purpose: a craving for control. Gambling offers a means of gaining authority over the unknown, granting us a sense of control over uncertainty. Almost always that sense is illusionary—gambling, including betting and investing, is essentially random—yet for many it is nonetheless profoundly rewarding. This book attempts to explore the reasons why. Along the way, it examines the science of probability and uncertainty, why gambling is often condemned, the difference between expectation and utility, the irrationality of human beings, evolutionary perspectives on gambling, luck and skill, market efficiency and the wisdom of crowds, why winners take all, cheating, and why the process matters more than the outcome.

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Joseph Buchdahl runs the website Sports-Tipsters.co.uk, independently verifying online sports betting advisory services. He is the author of Fixed Odds Sports Betting.

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