DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar

Title: Can You Play a Fair Game of Craps with a Loaded Pair of Dice?

Speaker: Jinyoung Park, Rutgers University

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:10pm

Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


Craps is played by rolling two standard cubical dice with sides numbered 1 to 6. The dice are called fair if each number is equally likely to be rolled and unfair or loaded otherwise. The play of the game is determined by the total distribution of the dice, and we are going to explore some interesting questions such as whether it would be possible to play this game with a loaded pair of dice, with the same probabilities of game events as if fair dice were being used.

See: http://math.rutgers.edu/~klm296/GCS/index.html