|Posted: September 26, 2004, 11:40 pm - IP Logged|
Quote: Originally posted by Dr Pepper on September 26, 2004
How about "Taking Chances" by John Haigh ?
Taking Chances by John Haigh isn't a book to help you win the lottery, you will find no new ideas or strategies in there. While it doesn't hurt to have a basic understanding of probability when dealing with negative expectation games, much of what is supposed to help you avoid bad bets means you avoid them all often with suspect advice as to what makes a smarter bet such as waiting for the prize to exceed the odds which doesn't make sense for lottery. What you really learn is basic wagering is a roller coaster ride of decreasing ups and downs as your wins don't make up for the losses. This is where big lottery shines because you only need to win once as any major win makes up for all reasonable losses and then you're rich. BobP