5 on red, 10 on black

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  1. someguy macrumors 68020

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    My brother wants me to come to the casino with him, right now.

    He's got this idea with Roulette where I put $5 on red and he puts $10 on black, and no matter the outcome (unless it lands on the green - rare) worse case scenario we break even, best case we are up $15.

    Obviously, if this works, we will be using much larger numbers. :D

    I can't find a flaw in this aside from the slight risk of hitting green. Someone tell me why I should go do this right now.


    EDIT: Thinking about it more (with a little outside help) this won't work at all. :D
     
  2. shecky Guest

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    beacuse the 0 and 00 are not that rare and give the casino an advantage of more than 5%.

    over time, you will lose. in the short run, you may win.
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

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    Make sure you can afford to lose those much larger numbers. The green is still up there.
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Quite true - except for the "loose" and "sort" parts... :p ;) :D

    Trust me, all the games in a casino aren't there to make money from - the odds are always against you. And plus, this is so simple, do you really think you'd be the first person to think of such a scheme? :p ;)

    Nice try though - I'm all for beating the system myself. And if you do try it, please let me know how it turns out. :)
     
  5. someguy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Brother thought of it, not me. That's how I know it's not going to work. :p
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    No worries, just being my usual bastardly self... ;) :cool:
     
  7. j26 macrumors 65832

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    The sums are wrong

    You are betting 15 per game
    If it's red you lose 5 (10 payback for 15 stake), whereas if it's black you win 5 (20 payback for 15 stake). If it's green you lose 15.
    You will lose on average.
     
  8. someguy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This thread can be closed now, the idea was flawed in that the original $10 investment on black was not deducted from the winnings. :p
     
  9. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    haha. based on how obvious the flaw was in the plan.... i'd recommend against betting ANY money on ANY thing for both you and your brother. ;)
     
  10. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Heh heh, no worries, it never hurts to think about things like this. ;) :)
     
  11. cait-sith macrumors regular

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    So how many guys do you figure came up with the same idea, but spent the evening at the casino losing 1000-2000$?
     
  12. someguy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    One less.
     
  13. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Haha.... some people did this on the TV show "Las Vegas". Two brothers basically bet large amounts; one on red and one on black. The idea wasn't to win money. The idea was to break even. The scheme though was to have the casino think they were betting high so the casino would give them free room, dinner, etc for being high rollers. :)

    Didn't work of course... it's TV land!
     

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