Gambling and Mathematics


YOUR reviewer “G. H. B.” suggested in NATURE of January 31 (p. 318) that every schoolboy should know something about choice and chance in order that he may not develop into a gambler. I agree with him. But one may suspect that gamblers are either those who have not had the advantages of a mathematical education or those who belong to “slow dull” grade and are unable to appreciate those advantages; and yet one may be quite unable to prove that this is really the case.

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RICHARDSON, H. Gambling and Mathematics. Nature 75, 415 (1907) doi:10.1038/075415a0

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