The world of gambling has been shocked by the news that soon man-made robots could successfully win several jackpots per night at casinos. This would of course spell ruin for an activity that centers its success in siphoning money from an army of losers to award part of that money to a single winner which shows up on very sparse occasions. The development has been in the making ever since Deep Blue defeated Kasparov in six chess matches in 1997. Today the way to successfully navigate this transforming wave of technology change is for gamblers to go back to basics and enlist math wizards in their operating teams so as to create new and groundbreaking algorithms that can compete with Artificial Intelligence.
What the industry in short needs to acquire now is math embedded minds like those of Pierre Simon Laplace whose mathematical genius created statistics; Alan Turing whose talent to identify patterns and to subject them to mathematical formulation invented computer sciences and in the gaming world William Sean Creighton who played Parlay cards created algorithms to develop electronic gambling.
Creighton who was known as Five Dimes Tony by the gambling industry and Sean by friends and family was one of the ablest mathematicians ever to live in the rugged mountainous village of Bridgeport, West Virginia. His mother Marianne was a math teacher who managed to transmit to her child a vision of the world that was ordered by math. Every event in nature or life followed a pattern and such pattern once established could be a subject of mathematical formulation.
Armed with this understanding of the world Sean Creighton defeated peers and friends using Parlay cards, playing pool, table soccer, or any other game. He rose to turn into a projection guru for any NFL season or MBL series. And through the application of his extensive mathematical knowledge, Sean Creighton created an electronic sportsbook and gambling platform: 5Dimes. 5Dimes has survived the shock of Creighton’s death and current management is bringing on board other math embedded minds to continue the tradition of business success founded by Creighton.
Math imbedded minds can estimate probabilities on everything every time at lightning speed. This was the secret behind Creighton’s success This skill however is not generously distributed among the population as math teaching continues to be rather dull and lacking imagination. Thus, the number of skilled mathematicians generated by the US education system is low compared to demand. While this situation persists few gambling companies will be able to recruit the appropriate talent to compete in an AI world.