Submission Type

Presentation

Submission Title

The legacy of Robert C. Hannum for casino mathematics

Session Title

Session 1-4-D: Game Math and a Legacy

Location

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

28-5-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

28-5-2019 4:55 PM

Disciplines

Probability

Abstract

Robert C. Hannum (1953--2018) spent the bulk of his academic career analyzing mathematical issues arising in casino operations. The aim of this talk is to summarize his principal contributions, including his consulting, his publications, and his definitive textbook Practical Casino Math.

Keywords

casino math, casino statistics

Author Bio

Stewart N. Ethier is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1975 from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. His research focuses on applied probability, and he is the author of The Doctrine of Chances: Probabilistic Aspects of Gambling. He has presented papers at 11 of the past 12 ICGRTs.

Funding Sources

S. N. Ethier is partially supported by a grant from the Simons Foundation (429675), which had no involvement in any aspects of this research.

Competing Interests

There are no competing interests.

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May 28th, 3:30 PM May 28th, 4:55 PM

The legacy of Robert C. Hannum for casino mathematics

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Robert C. Hannum (1953--2018) spent the bulk of his academic career analyzing mathematical issues arising in casino operations. The aim of this talk is to summarize his principal contributions, including his consulting, his publications, and his definitive textbook Practical Casino Math.