Risk of Ruin Calculator

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August 2nd, 2013 at 10:46:38 PM permalink
AxelWolf
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that means the game returns only 99%+ of your money back in the long run. for every $1 you bet you will get back 99 cents (with perfect play)
its really 99.54% return 54% of the time that you bet you end up with nothing no pay back at all. I think you are reading it as if 99 percent of the time you will win a hand or session.
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August 2nd, 2013 at 11:54:25 PM permalink
dicesitter
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Well I bet according to the amount of money I have set aside to play craps with,
by that i mean i have an account that i play craps from, my winnings go back in and i play from
there.

I dont have a risk of ruin because i dont over bet my bank roll, and i understand my weakness's
and my strengths as a player.

dicesetter
August 3rd, 2013 at 6:31:23 AM permalink
Mission146
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It means that, over the long run, for every dollar you bet you will lose less than $0.01.

It has nothing to do with your actual probability of winning in a given session, whatever your win goal, the higher it gets, the lower your probability of winning an individual session will be.
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August 3rd, 2013 at 8:15:28 AM permalink
dicesitter
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Well the long run is made up of alot of short runs.

MOst people including myself understand the math of the game, and it is math
in the looooooooooooooooooooooooooong run that indicates stuff.

However unless you have an endless amount of money, the short run can make
sure you never reach the long run.

The idea that if you bet a pass line bet with odds you will only lose $1.41 out
of every $100 you bet or if you place only the 6 & 8 you will lose only $1.52
for every $100 you bet sounds really good, hell this is not bad at all.

BUT......... what if you only have $200 and you bet $22 starting and the first 13 players
dont make a hand of 3 rolls and no one makes a pass line winner, what was the
per centage of your loss, was it a combined 1.46% ... no it was 100%

While the math of the game is important, the risk of ruin has to do with how much
you have to play with and how much of that you bet at one time, if you bet to
much relative to what you have, the math of the game will not save you.

In one of the craps books,i am not sure it may be Franks or Sharpshooters. there is a
line which says the only difference between a person that plays craps, and one that plays
craps alot is that the person that plays alot....... can loss...it all!!!!!

That is a very true statement.

Dont over bet your pocketbook.


Dicesitter
August 3rd, 2013 at 1:04:58 PM permalink
EvenBob
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Quote: Mission146


It has nothing to do with your actual probability of winning in a given session, whatever your win goal, the higher it gets, the lower your probability of winning an individual session will be.



Definition of 'Risk Of Ruin'

The probability of an individual losing.. gambling money.. to the point at which continuing on is no longer considered an option to recover losses. Risk of ruin is calculated by taking into account the probability of winning.. the probability of incurring losses, and the portion of an individual's capital base that is in play or at risk. Also known as the "probability of ruin".


http://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/risk-of-ruin.asp
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August 3rd, 2013 at 1:16:17 PM permalink
EvenBob
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Calculators like this are misleading. It says if you
have 50 units to risk and want to make a 1 unit
profit and have win rate of 50.5%, you have about
a 1% ROR. What it doesn't explain is the variance
involved. You could easily play for days in that
scenario before you were ahead by one unit.

If you have 10 units to risk to make 1 unit and a 65%
win rate, your ROR is also about 1%. But the variance
is very low, you could be one unit ahead in the first
15min most of the time. So all things considered, the
calculator doesn't mean much.
"I've been around people and I've been around dogs. I prefer dogs.." Charles De Gaulle
August 6th, 2013 at 6:15:54 PM permalink
7craps
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Quote: EvenBob
Calculators like this are misleading.
The Ruin probabilities are accurate if you use them properly.
even money payouts and equal wagers.

Just not telling or showing the whole or complete picture that includes the time element.
Alan Shank brought this up in many of his posts too.
Just like all the house edge and ev only pushers that also leave out the variance.
Exactly

Quote: EvenBob
It says if you
have 50 units to risk and want to make a 1 unit
profit and have win rate of 50.5%, you have about
a 1% ROR.
sounds about right
My Excel

Quote: EvenBob
What it doesn't explain is the variance
involved. You could easily play for days in that
scenario before you were ahead by one unit.
The formula can be found here for the average number of trials
http://catlin.casinocitytimes.com/article/calculating-a-hold-percentage-1230

of course this is a 'wait time' distribution so 'average' can mean almost anything is not intuitive.
average is about 40.9 trials by the formula and about 88% chance it happens by the 40th trial
table showing part of the distribution (table created by a transition matrix Markov Chain)

always a chance one never hits the target or hits ruin.
hit targetruintrialin progress
0.505010.495
0.505020.495
0.631237030.368763
0.69435050.30565
0.7613970100.238603
0.8319460200.168054
0.8639580300.136042
0.8832110400.116789
0.8964080500.103592
0.9293061.53E-071000.070693847
0.9526150.0001007752000.047284225
0.9731770.003166695000.02365631
0.983090.008107710000.0088023

2.4% probability of still going at 500 trials
also can be done easily in Excel
N	N or less prob
1 0.505
2 0.505
3 0.631237375
4 0.631237375
5 0.694349751
6 0.694349751
7 0.733791041
8 0.733791041
9 0.761397183
10 0.761397183
11 0.782099719
12 0.782099719
13 0.798364371
14 0.798364371
15 0.811578079
16 0.811578079
17 0.822588402
18 0.822588402
19 0.83194624
20 0.83194624
21 0.840027201
22 0.840027201
23 0.847097335
24 0.847097335
25 0.853351058
26 0.853351058
27 0.858934182
28 0.858934182
29 0.863958491
30 0.863958491
31 0.868511315
32 0.868511315
33 0.872662005
34 0.872662005
35 0.876466423
36 0.876466423
37 0.879970142
38 0.879970142
39 0.883210758
40 0.883210758
41 0.8862196
42 0.8862196
43 0.889023014
44 0.889023014
45 0.891643335
46 0.891643335
47 0.894099639
48 0.894099639
49 0.896408335
50 0.896408335

Quote: EvenBob
If you have 10 units to risk to make 1 unit and a 65%
win rate, your ROR is also about 1%.
no. I think you misread the value.


Quote: EvenBob
But the variance
is very low, you could be one unit ahead in the first
15min most of the time. So all things considered, the
calculator doesn't mean much.
yep. average is about 3.3 trials by the formula
table showing part of the distribution
sure nice to see the whole picture that one might encounter.
110exact trialin progress1 intrial
0.6500.650.352.861
0.65000.352.862
0.79787500.1478750.2021254.953
0.797875000.2021254.954
0.86515800.0672830.1348427.425
0.865158000.1348427.426
0.90342500.0382670.09657510.357
0.903425000.09657510.358
0.92780200.0243770.07219813.859
0.9278022.75855E-0500.07217041513.8610
0.9444382.75855E-050.0166360.05553441518.0111
0.9444388.40667E-0500.05547793318.0312
0.9563348.40667E-050.0118960.04358193322.9513
0.9563340.00015973600.04350626422.9914
0.9651290.0001597360.0087950.03471126428.8115
0.9651290.00024418600.03462681428.8816
0.9717980.0002441860.0066690.02795781435.7717
0.9717980.00032960600.02787239435.8818
0.9769570.0003296060.0051590.02271339444.0319
0.9769570.00041105500.02263194544.1920

2.3% probability of still going at 20 trials
also done in Excel
(cumulative distribution for # of games until target or ruin)
N	N or less prob
1 0.65
2 0.65
3 0.797875
4 0.797875
5 0.865158125
6 0.865158125
7 0.903425402
8 0.903425402
9 0.927801658
10 0.927829243
11 0.944466038
12 0.944522519
13 0.956417827
14 0.956493496
15 0.96528859
16 0.96537304
17 0.972042652
18 0.972128073
19 0.977287018
20 0.977368466
21 0.981422687
22 0.981497459
23 0.984724726
24 0.984791644
25 0.987387617
26 0.987446459
27 0.989552396
28 0.989603493
29 0.991323607
30 0.991367578

but for many, they are very very happy with one value from any calculator
that tells them everything THEY wants to know.

you and I are in the majority here.
thanks, now my new computer is all set up the way I like it
winsome johnny (not Win some johnny)
January 26th, 2014 at 6:59:15 AM permalink
katastrof78
Member since: Jan 25, 2014
Threads: 0
Posts: 1
Dear; 7craps



You excel spreadsheet has been very revealing.

could you please Will you send me your excel spreadsheet ?

thank you for now...
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