Carleton’s Science Café— Mathematics of Gambling and Some Common Gambling Fallacies

As part of Carleton University’s Science Café series, Jason Gao, professor at the School of Mathematics and Statistics will the mathematics of gambling and common gambling fallacies.

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1049 Bank Street in Old Ottawa South

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

In this talk, Gao will talk about why people gamble and discuss problem gambling. He will then dive into gambling fallacies and the crucial role of mathematics and statistics in the study of gambling. Simple examples such as roulette and lotteries will be used to illustrate fundamental concepts such as house edge, volatility and the law of large numbers.

The Science Café series is organized by the Faculty of Science at Carleton University to discuss relevant issues facing our society and how science can help solve real-world problems. Meet some of our award-winning faculty members and graduate students as they share their excitement about science with the community. For more information, visit:

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