Quirky Video Poker
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|Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)|
|The lure of easy money brings gullible bettors back again and again to the game of video poker - an immensely popular pastime in casinos and other gambling venues throughout the United States. Most players are bound to lose money, says Todd D. Mateer, a recent graduate of Clemson University, who has studied video poker machines in South Carolina. Moreover, imposing limits on how much a gambler may win per machine increases potential losses, even when the gambler plays a long time and makes the best possible choices in each game.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Probability, Statistics|
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