The Random Sample - Episode 1: What do you win when you gamble?

“It could happen to you”, or so the saying goes.

It certainly has happened to some. 

But how likely is it, really, that you’ll win big by playing the lottery, poker machines, or casino games? Is it worth playing the same game over and over, waiting for the big one? Have you ever wondered how casinos can afford all the glitz?  

In this episode, our Director Peter Taylor and Outreach Officer Anita Ponsaing talk about gambling – from a mathematician’s point of view.

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