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Book review: The Perfect Bet by Adam Kucharski

By Chris Tilbury   April 2016

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Many of us enjoy a flutter every now and then. It was estimated that more than £200m was staked on last year’s Grand National, and football lovers regularly place bets to add to the excitement of watching the sport. The lure, of course, is the possibility of winning big—but is there a way to guarantee success? And what is the impact of mathematical and scientific principles on betting?

These are some of the questions that Adam Kucharski tries to answer in his new book, The Perfect Bet. It would be…

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