The Resource Risk and Reward : The Science of Casino Blackjack, by N. Richard Werthamer, (electronic resource)

Risk and Reward : The Science of Casino Blackjack, by N. Richard Werthamer, (electronic resource)

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Risk and Reward : The Science of Casino Blackjack
Title
Risk and Reward
Title remainder
The Science of Casino Blackjack
Statement of responsibility
by N. Richard Werthamer
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Praise for the First Edition: "As the title suggests, Risk and Reward: The Science of Casino Blackjack is a book about strategies for increasing your chances of winning the game of Blackjack. ... The author makes the book accessible to a variety of audiences by presenting the strategies separately from the mathematical analysis. ... It is well organized, flows nicely and cites previous works. ... Overall, the book is an entertaining and stimulating read for both mathematicians and casino goers." -- Michael Rowell, The Mathematical Association of America, 2009 For decades, casino gaming has been steadily increasing in popularity worldwide. Blackjack, among the usual casino table games, is the only one where astute choices of playing strategy can create an advantage for the player. Risk and Reward analyzes the game in depth, pinpointing not just its optimal strategies but also its financial performance, in terms of both expected cash flow and associated risk. This Second Edition begins by laying out the strategies and their performance in a clear, descriptive style. The presentation is self-contained, non-mathematical, and accessible to readers at all levels of playing skill, from novice to expert. Careful attention is also given to simplified but still nearly optimal strategies that are easier to use in a casino environment. Unlike other books in the literature, each aspect of the strategy is derived mathematically, to justify its claim to optimality. The derivations mostly use algebra and calculus, although some require more advanced analysis detailed in appendices. For easier comprehension, formulae are translated into tables and graphs, many of which are linked to interactive versions on the author's website that recompute for each reader's choice of playing conditions. Risk and Reward will appeal to everyone interested in blackjack: every player seeking to improve their performance as well as those with training in mathematics and intrigued by its application to a game they enjoy. N. Richard Werthamer is retired from a successful career as a scientist and executive, most recently as the Executive Officer of the American Physical Society. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College before receiving his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of California at Berkley. His original research has been published extensively in the world’s leading journals. In this book, he applies his scientific background to the analysis of blackjack
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Werthamer, N. Richard
Dewey number
795.423
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0
LC call number
T1-995
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Applied Science, multidisciplinary
  • Popular Science in Mathematics
  • Applications of Mathematics
  • Statistics for Business, Management, Economics, Finance, Insurance
Label
Risk and Reward : The Science of Casino Blackjack, by N. Richard Werthamer, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Game -- Playing the Hand -- Tracking the Cards -- Betting -- Playing the Hand When the Count and Bet Vary -- Synthesis and Observations -- Play Strategies -- Card Counting -- Bet Strategies -- Play Strategies with Card Counting
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed. 2018.
Extent
1 online resource (XX, 150 p. 23 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319913858
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-91385-8
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absent
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access
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remote
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  • (CKB)4100000005323513
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-91385-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5471975
  • (EXLCZ)994100000005323513
Label
Risk and Reward : The Science of Casino Blackjack, by N. Richard Werthamer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Game -- Playing the Hand -- Tracking the Cards -- Betting -- Playing the Hand When the Count and Bet Vary -- Synthesis and Observations -- Play Strategies -- Card Counting -- Bet Strategies -- Play Strategies with Card Counting
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed. 2018.
Extent
1 online resource (XX, 150 p. 23 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319913858
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-91385-8
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000005323513
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-91385-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5471975
  • (EXLCZ)994100000005323513

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