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How to Gamble If You're In a Hurry

Article by Ekhad, Shalosh B and Georgiadis, Evangelos and Zeilberger, Doron
  • Published in 2011
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The beautiful theory of statistical gambling, started by Dubins and Savage (for subfair games) and continued by Kelly and Breiman (for superfair games) has mostly been studied under the unrealistic assumption that we live in a continuous world, that money is indefinitely divisible, and that our life is indefinitely long. Here we study these fascinating problems from a purely discrete, finitistic, and computational, viewpoint, using Both Symbol-Crunching and Number-Crunching (and simulation just for checking purposes).

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arxivId
1112.1645
journal
Strategy
keywords
Computer Science and Game Theory,Probability
pages
6

BibTeX entry

@article{Ekhad2011,
	abstract = {The beautiful theory of statistical gambling, started by Dubins and Savage (for subfair games) and continued by Kelly and Breiman (for superfair games) has mostly been studied under the unrealistic assumption that we live in a continuous world, that money is indefinitely divisible, and that our life is indefinitely long. Here we study these fascinating problems from a purely discrete, finitistic, and computational, viewpoint, using Both Symbol-Crunching and Number-Crunching (and simulation just for checking purposes).},
	archivePrefix = {arXiv},
	arxivId = {1112.1645},
	author = {Ekhad, Shalosh B and Georgiadis, Evangelos and Zeilberger, Doron},
	eprint = {1112.1645},
	journal = {Strategy},
	keywords = {Computer Science and Game Theory,Probability},
	month = {dec},
	pages = 6,
	title = {How to Gamble If You're In a Hurry},
	url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1112.1645 http://arxiv.org/pdf/1112.1645v2},
	year = 2011,
	primaryClass = {math.PR},
	urldate = {2011-12-15},
	collections = {Attention-grabbing titles,Games to play with friends,Probability and statistics}
}