Randomness, Does It Matter?

Authors

  • Nigel Turner Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, <email xlink:href="mailto:nigel_turner@camh.net">Nigel_Turner@camh.net</email>

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4309/jgi.2000.2.9

Abstract

Many gamblers hold erroneous beliefs about the nature of random events, but is understanding randomness relevant to prevention? This paper examines the nature of randomness and the origins of misunderstandings about randomness. In addition, it examines the issue of whether or not knowledge of randomness is important in terms of the prevention of problem gambling. The goal is to provide readers with better tools to address these issues with clients or in preparing prevention materials.

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Published

2000-08-01

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Original Article