Using control charts to corroborate bribery in jai alai

John M. Charnes, Howard Gitlow

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Statistical process control charts were used in the State of Florida District Court to help establish the guilt of an individual who was alleged to have affected the outcome of jai alai contests by bribing some of the contestants to lose. By placing wagers on the nonbribed contestants the briber gains an increased chance of winning, which is to the detriment of the other bettors; This paper gives an example of how statistical process control techniques can be employed to detect the unusually high bets that generally accompany bribery, of the contestants. If the management of the jai alai gaming facility had been using control charts on a regular basis, the game fixing might have been detected much sooner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-389
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Statistician
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Fingerprint

Statistical Process Control
Control Charts
Gaming
Game
Bribery
Control charts
Statistical process control
Placing
Contests
Guilt

Keywords

  • Gambling
  • Quality management
  • Statistical process control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

Cite this

Using control charts to corroborate bribery in jai alai. / Charnes, John M.; Gitlow, Howard.

In: American Statistician, Vol. 49, No. 4, 01.01.1995, p. 386-389.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Charnes, John M. ; Gitlow, Howard. / Using control charts to corroborate bribery in jai alai. In: American Statistician. 1995 ; Vol. 49, No. 4. pp. 386-389.
@article{2dd25068f5a645b3b15065f135ce6869,
title = "Using control charts to corroborate bribery in jai alai",
abstract = "Statistical process control charts were used in the State of Florida District Court to help establish the guilt of an individual who was alleged to have affected the outcome of jai alai contests by bribing some of the contestants to lose. By placing wagers on the nonbribed contestants the briber gains an increased chance of winning, which is to the detriment of the other bettors; This paper gives an example of how statistical process control techniques can be employed to detect the unusually high bets that generally accompany bribery, of the contestants. If the management of the jai alai gaming facility had been using control charts on a regular basis, the game fixing might have been detected much sooner.",
keywords = "Gambling, Quality management, Statistical process control",
author = "Charnes, {John M.} and Howard Gitlow",
year = "1995",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/00031305.1995.10476190",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "49",
pages = "386--389",
journal = "American Statistician",
issn = "0003-1305",
publisher = "American Statistical Association",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Using control charts to corroborate bribery in jai alai

AU - Charnes, John M.

AU - Gitlow, Howard

PY - 1995/1/1

Y1 - 1995/1/1

N2 - Statistical process control charts were used in the State of Florida District Court to help establish the guilt of an individual who was alleged to have affected the outcome of jai alai contests by bribing some of the contestants to lose. By placing wagers on the nonbribed contestants the briber gains an increased chance of winning, which is to the detriment of the other bettors; This paper gives an example of how statistical process control techniques can be employed to detect the unusually high bets that generally accompany bribery, of the contestants. If the management of the jai alai gaming facility had been using control charts on a regular basis, the game fixing might have been detected much sooner.

AB - Statistical process control charts were used in the State of Florida District Court to help establish the guilt of an individual who was alleged to have affected the outcome of jai alai contests by bribing some of the contestants to lose. By placing wagers on the nonbribed contestants the briber gains an increased chance of winning, which is to the detriment of the other bettors; This paper gives an example of how statistical process control techniques can be employed to detect the unusually high bets that generally accompany bribery, of the contestants. If the management of the jai alai gaming facility had been using control charts on a regular basis, the game fixing might have been detected much sooner.

KW - Gambling

KW - Quality management

KW - Statistical process control

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=21844506549&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=21844506549&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/00031305.1995.10476190

DO - 10.1080/00031305.1995.10476190

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:21844506549

VL - 49

SP - 386

EP - 389

JO - American Statistician

JF - American Statistician

SN - 0003-1305

IS - 4

ER -