Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 27 May 2010

Auth: yzhang(.pmgrad;1504.2007)@p494.pc.maths.usyd.edu.au

The mathematics of blackjack (aka 21) This talk will look at how some interesting mathematical ideas such as Markov matrices, probability vectors and game theory can be used to calculate optimal strategies for simple games such as blackjack. We’ll start with very, very simple versions of the game and start adding more and more rules. I might even talk a bit about the history of the game, books and movies about card counting.

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