ADAM KUCHARSKI is a researcher at Imperial College London and an award-winning science writer. Born in 1986, he studied at the University of Warwick before completing a PhD in mathematics at the University of Cambridge. He has published papers on topics ranging from evolutionary biology to the social structure of epidemics, and in 2013 was awarded a research fellowship by the UK Medical Research Council to investigate disease emergence in Southeast Asia. Winner of the 2012 Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, he has contributed popular science articles to the Observer newspaper and BBC Focus and Plus magazines. He lives in London.
THE PERFECT BET
How Science is Taking the Luck Out of Gambling
An original and revealing guide to how science is taming chance and transforming gambling.
In the past few years, there has been a revolution in the gambling industry. From the statisticians forecasting sports scores to the intelligent algorithms beating human poker players, people are finding new ways to take on casinos and bookmakers. As methods and technologies improve, these individuals are using science to hunt for the perfect betting system.
In THE PERFECT BET, Adam Kucharski brings together ideas from mathematics, psychology, economics and physics to dissect successful betting methods. Who are these people turning hard science into hard cash? How are they managing to beat the house? Where did their approaches come from? And what do these wagers tell us about how we view luck?
Date: Autumn 2015
Length: 80,000 words
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World English Language (Basic), Japan (Soshisha), Korea (Business Books), Russia (Sindbad)
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