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Games and Systems: New addition to Helping the Person Affected by Problem Gambling

By Nigel Turner and Barry Fritz

 

Download PDF: Games and Systems - Chapter addition to Helping the Person Affected by Problem Gambling treatment guide

Introduction

Part 1: Gambling and the House Advantage

Games Expected Return, House Edge and Payback Percentage, How the House Edge Works and Playing Multiple hands, Tickets or Bets

Part 2: Games of Chance 

Lotteries, Keno, Instant Lotteries, Bingo, Slot Machines, Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) and Electronic Gambling Machines, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat

Part 3: Gambling Systems

Systems Based on Misconceptions About Independent Events and the Law of Large Numbers, Systems Based on the Misconception that Random Patterns, Are Reliable Predictors, Jamming the Machine, Incremental Betting Strategies, Beliefs and Attitudes

Part 4: Games Involving Both Chance and Skill

Systems for Skill Games

Part 5: Black Jack

The Basic Strategy, Card Counting

Part 6: Poker

Playing Poker Against the Casino, True Poker: Playing Against Other Players, The Different Poker Games, Poker Skills, Problem Poker, Luck and Skill

Part 7: Games of Subjective Probability

Horse Racing, Sports Betting, Playing the Market: Stocks, Options and Commodities Markets, Stock Market Systems

Part 8: Betting on One's Own Performance in a Game of Skill

Key Messages for Clients

Lotteries, Casino Games and Slots, Games of Skill

 

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