TITLE

# A World Record in Atlantic City and the Length of the Shooter's Hand at Craps

AUTHOR(S)
Ethier, S.; Hoppe, Fred
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Dec2010, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p44
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs about the game craps and the role of interesting mathematics in it including matrix theory, generating functions and Markov chains. It states that Craps is played by rolling a pair of dice repeatedly and the shooter is permitted to roll the dice until he or she sevens out. It adds that repercussions and Markov chain are two methods of evaluating tail probabilities in the game. It also mentions the length of the shooter's hand which is a random variable.
ACCESSION #
56613343

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