Dr. Catalin Barboianu

Dr. Catalin Barboianu

Author and Fact Checker
Gambling Mathematics and Responsible Gambling Expert

21 Years Experience

Galileo said “The Book of Nature is written in the language of mathematics”, and gambling games fall within the same principle.

About Me

In my youth I loved roulette. I was not a gambler, but was fascinated to see probability theory in action. Since publishing my first books on gambling mathematics and working with the gambling industry, I have realised that the topic is more complex than the formal mathematics behind it. This is how I came to do research in problem gambling as both a mathematician and philosopher of science. I advocate for gamblers to be more exposed to the mathematical facts of gambling and –  through my writings, advice, and consultancy – I try to help them acquire an adequate understanding and interpretation of these facts.

My Role At Casinos.com

My work with Casinos.com is focused on delivering objective information to readers and educating them on the mathematical dimension of gambling so they are better informed on the mathematical and strategic facts of the games they play. I write expert articles and guides on gambling mathematics, strategy, and responsible gambling for the site. I also fact-check and review content, and contribute to editorial projects involving gambling-maths content.   

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Philosophy of Science, University of Bucharest, 2017
  • MSc in Mathematics (Probability Theory and Statistics), University of Bucharest, 1992
  • BSc in Mathematics, University of Bucharest, 1991


I have published several works on the mathematical aspects of gambling and problem gambling.

Academic Books

  • Draw Poker Odds: The Mathematics of Classical Poker
  • Texas Hold'Em Odds
  • Probability Guide to Gambling Mathematics of Dice, Slots, Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Poker, Lottery & Sport Bets
  • Roulette Odds and Profits: The Mathematics of Complex Bets

Journal Articles

Academic journal works on the gambling industry and casino games can be found on my Google Scholar page.

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