Foundations of Physics 12 (3):249-263 (1982)

In the problem of the gambler's ruin, a classic problem in probability theory, a number of gamblers play against each other until all but one of them is “wiped out.” It is shown that this problem is identical to a previously presented formulation of the reduction of the state vector, so that the state vectors in a linear superposition may be regarded as “playing” against each other until all but one of them is “wiped out.” This is a useful part of the description of an objectively real universe represented by a state vector that is a superposition of macroscopically distinguishable states dynamically created by the Hamiltonian and destroyed by the reduction mechanism
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