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 […]

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 […]