This week we talked about probability (specifically Bayes’ theorem) and how it could help you in everyday life. What if I told you that probability could even make you a better gambler?

Probability and gambling have always had a symbiotic relationship; studies of gambling improve probability, and probability improves the ability of people to gamble. Even if you aren’t a gambler at heart, very similar mechanics permeate many types of games today, making it an interesting study.

Without further ado, our feature presentation: How Science is Taking the Luck Out of Gambling!

2 thoughts on “Math Movie Night: Probability and Gambling”

I love stuff like this! I feel like it can be used in a classroom easily and help students to realize that math is everywhere in the world. Thank you for the great post!

Thank you! This movie especially provides a lot of fun ideas for game-based learning by using games to demonstrate the different probability principles in the video, so I was especially excited when I found it.

I love stuff like this! I feel like it can be used in a classroom easily and help students to realize that math is everywhere in the world. Thank you for the great post!

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Thank you! This movie especially provides a lot of fun ideas for game-based learning by using games to demonstrate the different probability principles in the video, so I was especially excited when I found it.

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