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Sophisticated gambler’s ruin and survival chances

Mehta, Salil (2013): Sophisticated gambler’s ruin and survival chances.

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Abstract

This note explores the mathematical theory to solve modern gambler’s ruin problems. We establish a ruin framework and solve for the probability of bankruptcy. We also show how this relates to the expected time to bankruptcy and review the risk neutral probabilities associated an adjustment to asymmetrical views.

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