Daily Archives: August 18, 2009

Dumb Luck

Like most Pittsburghers, I’ve been following the news about the recent opening of the Rivers Casino on the North Side.  If the first day profits are any indication, many of you went on opening day too– $14 million was wagered on the first day, with a gross profit of $1.29 million!  For a lot of people, gambling can be a fun night out, while others see it as a societal problem.  Likewise, there are those that believe winning is purely a matter of luck, while others rely on more strategic thinking to try and beat the house.  Whichever side of the fence you fall on, there’s probably a book (or a movie) out there for you, whether it helps you learn some winning strategies or helps you learn more about the effects of gambling on society.  Here are a few:


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