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Two Famous Betting Systems November 21, 2017 (01:15 PM PST - 02:00 PM PST)
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Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
Speaker(s) Stewart Ethian (University of Utah)
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Thirteen Against the Bank tells the story of how Norman Leigh claimed to have beaten the Casino Municipale at Nice using the "reverse" Labouchere system.  Was he lying?  We'll examine the likelihood of such a feat and others like it. 

Dr. Stewart Ethier is a distinguished probabilist and expert in on the mathematics of gambling.  He resides in Las Vegas and consults for the casinos.

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