Probability of Games Club Advises to Play With Skill, Not Luck

By Tom Wong / Staff Writer

Raritan Valley Community College's Probability of Games Club is determined to disprove the misconception of the role luck plays in winning, teaching its members that in order to master a game and win consistently, a player must have a deep understanding of the mathematics put into every decision.

Formed in November of 2013, the club has since then held meetings twice a month. The first meeting of the month, Theory Day, teaches the techniques of the games. The second, Game Day, integrates what was previously learned into tournaments, testing the players’ skills in a competitive and realistic setting not involving gambling. The last Game Day consisted of eighteen people playing Texas Hold’em, a number that was reduced to five at the final table.

Although the club is primarily math-oriented, it is relevant to all students, teaching learning and active decision making skills while having fun. Students interested in joining can attend meetings in Room S245 on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 for Game Days, and the fourth Thursday of every month at 1:00 for Theory Days.

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