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University of Montana students head to Vegas for business analytics

April 25, 2017View for printing

University of Montana students Brandon Staggs and David Brewer spent a week in Las Vegas, where they, err, did a lot of homework.

True story.

They didn't party or swim.

"We didn't even have a hot tub," said Brewer, who grew up in Missoula.

They heard from analysts who help casinos make money, but they didn't appear to learn much that would help at the blackjack table.

"If you ask them what game they like to play when they gamble, they say, 'I'm risk averse,'" Staggs said.


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