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CAS 420-04: Poker – Theory, Practice, and Culture

Instructor: Valone

In this course, we’ll be studying the game of poker and examining it from a wide range of perspectives, including the history of the game, its psychology, the mathematics that underpins it (both very simple math and slightly more complicated), the economics of poker and the application of game theory to poker, poker’s social and cultural connections, and poker’s representation in the media. By studying poker from a variety of perspectives, students will improve their critical thinking skills and their understanding of thinking strategically.