Category Archives: Gaming & lotteries

Application of the maximum entropy principle to slot machines, casino table games (craps, roulette, blackjack), lotteries, and other games of chance.

Two new research areas

As if I didn’t have enough to do (see my previous post), I have two new research topics that I have plans to release papers on this year. I am posting this very brief note for the benefit of my current readers, some of whom may be interested in these topics as well.
The first relates

Lottery repeats

This is partly a story about lotteries, and partly a story about how math puzzles get discussed in academia and the blogosphere.
Back in 2003, as part of my research for The Decline Effect, I looked for declines in all kinds of random-number generators, or what an earlier generation called ‘chance machines’. I found so many examples,