New Game - Keno (Page 2)
CerealKing: I just lost 8 in a row on blackjack, so I got fed up and bet 1000, I had 14, dealer showed a 10, I hit and got a 7 yay I had twenty o... wait, dealer showed an ace? what? he gets more blackjacks than the player ever could? wow, at least wire blackjack isn't rigged.
Danny X2: Just weighing in briefly from phone. For anyone to state blackjacks odds are 50/50 proves what I've always said. It's nothing more than a coin toss odds. It's not really blackjack.
On my first account I was level 38, so I know a little. Cereal King is spot on. Spot us all 50,00) credits, we all bet 1000, and I can guarantee you 3 out of 4 of us will be broke long before we ever see 100,000 credits.
Michael: I was an avid Black Jack player 2 years ago on here. My analysis is that Black Jack is rather streaky. It takes some discipline to bet low at times and then bet big at other times. Staying fixed on one bet you are pretty much gonna lose. That's been my experience. Also, the house always wins.
CerealKing: I saw Michael the mod posted on here and I was like "he's going to side with wire, he's a mod." but wow... impressive you were honest haha that is 100% true what you said Michael.
Michael: I usually get my tail handed to me when I play. I still do play and can go on streaks but usually my eyes glaze over and I start feeling lucky and keep betting 1,000 and I lose my shirt. But when I've been able to play conservative at times, I can come out on top. Most people will keep on playing though until they lose.
CerealKing: Yeah, that's me... if I have 2,100, I want 2,250... then I get that itch and I say well, 2,500 and that continued even when I have 15,000... I always want more and then wire decides they want it all back and I leave with 0. luckily though, right now after losing 2,800 a few minutes ago, I have 1 credit left, so I might be able to buy a drink or something.
Michael: Lol. Yeah. With my OCD I always want that next increment of 5 so I keep on betting and before I know it, I'm walking away with a tear in my eye.
Danny X2: Streaky for sure. Take a quarter and flip it. Call whatever you want. You'll get very similar results. That's not blackjack, that's who gets the ball first.
We don't know how many decks its dealing from. You can't double down. No insurance. On and on, but the bottom line is that it's not really blackjack. Obviously all of us know how to play, and as cereal said, its nearly impossible to come out ahead.
Danny X2: We've probably worn blackjack out. When I originally posted it was because wire is demanding more and more cash to play the games but there are no odds/probabilities or house edge percentages ever given.
It costs about $1.50 a spin max bet in wireslots, and close to $16.00 a game in bingo to play pattern. Shouldn't we know what our probability is of winning it back?
Numbers quoted are based on a $50 credit purchase. A little more, a little less depending on how you buy.
Corwin: Learn some math... you can figure out the probabilities for yourself.
I think anyone who wants to take up "gambling" could use a bit of knowledge in the area of the mathematics of statistical probability...
... and if you're too lazy or too inept to tackle that sort of thing... well... maybe gambling isn't your "thing".
Danny X2: Ok. Here's some math. Wireslots. If there are 32 possible hits on each reel and there are 5 reels, then your odds of hitting a jackpot are just under 1:8,000,000. True/false?
Danny X2: (Why is it nearly impossible to have a conversation on this site without sarcasm). Bad form from someone representing management.
BINGO BRO: would be lovely if someone from this site would listen to member instead of getting the cold shoulder
Perhaps there is a glitch in the Blackjack software because every time the deal shows a face card, it's Blackjack every frickin time. However when I get a face card, I never.....I mean NEVER...do I get a Blackjack.
Perhaps the program has a glitch?
Corwin: In reply to Danny's question regarding the Slots... 32 possible hits on 5 reels. The odds are not just under 1:8,000,000... they're much worse than that.
To calculate those odds, you would multiply 32 to the exponent 5 -----> 32 x 32 x 32 x 32 x 32
So the odds of hitting one particular combination (i.e. jackpot) are 1 in 33,554,432.
You calculate the odds the same way for a coin toss... the odds of flipping say 10 heads in a row... there are 2 possible outcomes for each toss, so 2 to the exponent 10 ----> 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 1 chance in 1024.
To calculate the odds of say, being dealt a Royal Flush right off of the deal, is a much trickier equation. First we need to calculate the number of possible hands of 5 cards in a 52 card deck... the Formula for Combinations is:
C(n.r) or C(52,5) = 2,598,960 possible distinct hands.
With 4 suits, there are 4 possible Royal Flushes that can be dealt... so 4/2,598,960 is 1 chance in 649,740.
Neat stuff, eh?
(okay... now I'm just showing off)
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