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I do a lot of gambling and tend to make good money doing it, and I would like to brush up on my math knowledge as I feel like it is beginning to hold me back. I studied quantitative degrees so I'm familiar with most of the topics I want to learn but I would like to refresh my knowledge. The topics I think are useful would be:

- Linear algebra

- Calculus

- Prob & stats

- Discrete math

Most of the textbooks I've seen for these topics tend to be either very basic, or proof-based, whereas I'm looking for an intermediate-advanced applied book. I would much appreciate if anybody could recommend some textbooks on these topics that teaches them from an applied point of view, with lots of problems, and covers the right content for a gambler.

Richard Epstein

Quote:lilredrooster"Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic"

Richard Epstein

I own that one actually, and went through about 50-100 pages of it before deciding that I should brush up on my math first before going back to it. Which led to this topic..

https://www.unr.edu/Documents/business/gaming/practicalcasinomath.pdf

Quote:FCBLComishDoes this help?

https://www.unr.edu/Documents/business/gaming/practicalcasinomath.pdf

$88 on Amazon!

Quote:DRichBrushing up on probability and statistics would be your best bet for gaming math.

^ This.

I'm no "pro" at doing gambling math stuff like some others are, but I do by just fine most of the time. Most of figuring stuff out is just probability and statistics. Don't think I've ever used calculus, linear algebra, or anything else really when doing gambling math stuff. That isn't to say it isn't useful to know about the stuff in those subjects, because the more subjects you've studied, the easier it is to look at a problem and find a solution, since you can look at it from many different angles.

Also, depending on the type of stuff you want to calculate, you can also be more important to learn programming, although you should probably know math too, since they go hand-in-hand frequently.

Edit: Are you the same tree on Ryemo's discord?

Quote:Tree- Linear algebra

- Calculus

- Prob & stats

- Discrete math

Throw in some basic computing courses, and Matrix Algebra, and you've pretty much described what I had to take in my first two years to get into the Computer Science program at Cal.

Basic probability is probably the best place to start. Keep in mind that things like the Risk of Ruin formula are far from "basic."

Wolfram Mathworld is your friend.

Quote:RS^ This.

I'm no "pro" at doing gambling math stuff like some others are, but I do by just fine most of the time. Most of figuring stuff out is just probability and statistics. Don't think I've ever used calculus, linear algebra, or anything else really when doing gambling math stuff. That isn't to say it isn't useful to know about the stuff in those subjects, because the more subjects you've studied, the easier it is to look at a problem and find a solution, since you can look at it from many different angles.

Also, depending on the type of stuff you want to calculate, you can also be more important to learn programming, although you should probably know math too, since they go hand-in-hand frequently.

Edit: Are you the same tree on Ryemo's discord?

Thanks for the response. Yes I am the same Tree from the discord. I guess Calculus is a bit of a stretch but I had thought that some of the trickier analyses would have required linear algebra. And discrete mathematics is very directly relevant, at it's core it's the study of counting things and a lot of the problems in DM textbooks are casino game examples. Maybe I should just invest all of my time into learning Prob/Stats/DM.

I agree that programming is more important. I program quite a bit for my AP as it is. I do want to improve that a lot too but wanted to start with math as it feels more 'fundamental'.