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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: 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
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Probability, Statistics

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