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## Intuitive odds

What are some examples that can help confused beginner-level students better understand what odds are and what they can tell us? [more inside]

## The Hugo Awards: what are the odds?

I thought bookmakers would take bets on just about anything, bookish competitions includedâ€”Ladbrokes has Haruki Murakami at 6:1 for this year's Nobel Prize for Literatureâ€”but I'm not finding anyone offering odds on this weekend's Hugo Awards.
Are there any "official" odds on the Hugos? And if not, why not? [more inside]

## Cubs win World Series? ...Against Miami?

According to Back to the Future II, the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series in the distant future of 2015. If a meme started up and caused an inordinate number of people to jokingly/ironically bet on the Cubs next season, would that affect their odds? [more inside]

## If I could memorize anything, could I nearly guarantee success in Poker?

I recently listed to a This American Life episode about professional poker players, who learned how to accurately estimate pot odds in Texas Hold-Em based upon their hands and the revealed cards, rigidly bet/folded based upon those odds, and won a lot of money. Is there any reason I can't do the same if I knew how to memorize the calculations they use? If so, where would I start (what books/websites contain this info?) and why can't I just automate that process (or consult a table of calculations) and win a lot of money in online poker?

## Gambling odds question

How would one (legally) take advantage of the change in odds of a given NFL team to win the Super Bowl? [more inside]

## Are the odds (ever) in my favor in this raffle?

Are the odds in this raffle significantly better than last year? [more inside]

## Help me beat the odds.

How do you improve your odds of winning at a drawing with multiple prizes? [more inside]

## Need help with a probability question

Can someone help with a probability question? [more inside]

## Good contest sites and Facebook contests that are open internationally (or just to Canadian residents)?

Good contest sites and Facebook contests that are open internationally (or just to Canadian residents)? [more inside]

## Zenyatta!

Tomorrow, Zenyatta will attempt to win her 20th and final race at Churchill Downs. I am not a gambler, but would like to place some bets to make watching the race more fun. Of course, I wouldn't mind winning some money, too. I'm hoping someone here can give me some strategy tips based on these odds. A friend has suggested placing 12 exacta bets on Zenyatta to win and each of the others to place. The assumption I'm making is that she will indeed win.

## Tell me more about my gay genes!

So I'm gay. Turns out a lot of folks in my extended family are as well. What are the odds? Has anyone studied extended family charting specifically? [more inside]

## Poker add-ons?

I play Hold 'em on PokerStars, are there any extensions, add-ons, etc that I should be using? [more inside]

## Parvovirus: odds of a puppy getting it?

I understand the danger parvovirus poses to puppies, but what are the

*odds*of a puppy contracting the disease in the US (specifically Alameda County, California)? [more inside]## Daddy needs a new game of choice...

On a single round of betting at a casino what is the best odds? (One that doesn't require skill such as BJ or Poker. Something where I can just walk up and put a chip(s) somewhere like Roulette or Craps.) [more inside]

## What are the chances of spinning a Yahtzee on the first roll?

What are the chances of spinning a Yahtzee on the first roll? [more inside]

## Streak for the Math

Theoretically, what would be the best way to game the ESPN 'Streak for the Cash' game? (Note: I do not actually want to do this) [more inside]

## $500 on GSP FTW

How do I make sense of the "moneyline" form of betting odds for mixed martial arts? [more inside]

## Math and Odds and Blackjack

What are the chances, in blackjack, that I will start with 15, and the dealer will be showing a 10 (or face card worth 10)? [more inside]

## I'm only going to ride streetcars from now on

Inspired by this question - how does one really asses how "safe" a mode of transportation is? [more inside]

## Coin flip odds?

Statistics question: How can I calculate the odds of flipping a coin to get x consecutive heads anywhere within a data set of y flips. (more inside) [more inside]

## complex dice probability make head esplode

I need a tool to help me analyze the probability of certain events occurring regarding a pool of X dice for a game I am creating. See my examples below.
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## Who audits the advertised odds on lotteries

One in three chance you'll win a free pop, check under the cap! Does anyone audit these advertised odds? [more inside]

## math-and-logic-filter: only two more floors - I'm almost there! or am I?

math-and-logic-filter: only two more floors - I'm almost there! or am I? [more inside]

## Where to find fun statistical odds?

Where can I find quick, reliable everyday probability/statistical information on the net? [more inside]

## Where can I gamble on Macworld announcements?

Where (online) can I gamble on what will be announced at MacWorld tomorrow? [more inside]

## Philly or SF, which is safer?

Which city is safer: San Francisco or Philadelphia? [more inside]

## collect 'em all - what are the odds?

4 different models of a toy are sold in identical, sealed boxes. Assuming the 4 different models are produced/sold/distributed in equal numbers, etc..., what are the chances of buying only 4 boxes, chosen at random (at different times, even), and getting all 4 different toys? [more inside]

## What are the odds that I'm such a loser?

Probability filter: How do you determine the odds of being extremely unlucky? [more inside]

## What are the odds of getting shot if held up at gunpoint?

Someone told me that there was a 9 in 10 chance of getting shot if one is held up at gunpoint. Is this true? [more inside]

## What are the odds? Craps vs. Blackjack

Which game has better odds: Craps or Blackjack and why?

## Scratch lottery ticket quesiton

What can people tell me about scratch lottery tickets? [more inside] [more inside]

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