May 5th, 2012 at 5:17:27 PM
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What is the probability of winning 3 or more pass line bets in a row before losing your pass line bet from either a 2,3, or 12 on the come out roll or with a 7 after the point has been established?

The 3 pass line wins can be any combination of:

Come out win, Come out win, Come out win

Come out win, Come out win, Point win

Come out win, Point win, Come out win

Come out win, Point win, Point win

Point win, Come out win, Come out win

Point win, Come out win, Point win

Point win, Point win, Come out win

Point win, Point win, Point win

The 3 pass line wins can be any combination of:

Come out win, Come out win, Come out win

Come out win, Come out win, Point win

Come out win, Point win, Come out win

Come out win, Point win, Point win

Point win, Come out win, Come out win

Point win, Come out win, Point win

Point win, Point win, Come out win

Point win, Point win, Point win

May 5th, 2012 at 5:32:19 PM
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oops did math for exactly 3.

i believe its about:

1-((.507)^3+3((.493)(.507^2))+3((.493^2)(.507)))

i believe its about:

1-((.507)^3+3((.493)(.507^2))+3((.493^2)(.507)))

May 5th, 2012 at 5:48:21 PM
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pass line win probability = 244/495

(244/495)^3 = 0.119771609 exactly 3

you want 3 or more

formula for the sum of a geometric series is a/1-r

where a is the first term

r = the ratio

a = (244/495)^3

r = 244/495

so (244/495)^3 / (1-(244/495) = 0.236202973

But now you want this to end. Multiply the above result by 1-(244/495)

0.119771609

((244/495)^3 / (1-(244/495)) * (1-(244/495))

added my table

(244/495)^3 = 0.119771609 exactly 3

you want 3 or more

formula for the sum of a geometric series is a/1-r

where a is the first term

r = the ratio

a = (244/495)^3

r = 244/495

so (244/495)^3 / (1-(244/495) = 0.236202973

But now you want this to end. Multiply the above result by 1-(244/495)

0.119771609

((244/495)^3 / (1-(244/495)) * (1-(244/495))

added my table

at least in a row then lose | Prob | 1 in |
---|---|---|

2 | 0.242979288 | 4.1 |

3 | 0.119771609 | 8.3 |

4 | 0.059038934 | 16.9 |

5 | 0.02910202 | 34.4 |

6 | 0.014345238 | 69.7 |

7 | 0.007071188 | 141.4 |

8 | 0.003485596 | 286.9 |

9 | 0.001718152 | 582.0 |

10 | 0.000846928 | 1,180.7 |

11 | 0.000417475 | 2,395.4 |

12 | 0.000205786 | 4,859.4 |

13 | 0.000101438 | 9,858.3 |

14 | 5.00017E-05 | 19,999.3 |

15 | 2.46473E-05 | 40,572.4 |

16 | 1.21494E-05 | 82,308.7 |

17 | 5.98878E-06 | 166,978.8 |

18 | 2.95205E-06 | 338,748.0 |

19 | 1.45515E-06 | 687,214.1 |

20 | 7.17286E-07 | 1,394,143.4 |

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May 5th, 2012 at 7:33:56 PM
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Quote:mustangsallypass line win probability = 244/495

(244/495)^3 = 0.119771609 exactly 3

Mustangsally: Maybe I'm missing something, but I get different results from what you show. Suppose (for simplicity) that it was a coin flip with p=0.5 instead of 244/495. To get at least one win in a row would be P=0.5. To get at least two in a row is P=0.5^2, etc. To get the answer for exactly n in a row, you need to multiply the "at least" by the probability of losing on the n+1 try.

For the pass line problem, I think the 0.119771609 figure is for 3 or more, not for exactly 3.

Isn't that correct, or what did I miss?

May 5th, 2012 at 11:12:19 PM
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rudeboyoi and Sally both arrived at the same value.Quote:Doc

For the pass line problem, I think the 0.119771609 figure is for 3 or more, not for exactly 3.

Isn't that correct, or what did I miss?

Sally did it differently by starting with 3 pass line wins in a row in 3 trials.

The OP asked a unique question.

Most ask the probability of winning 3 pass line bets in a row. And for 3 trials it is simply p^3

OP wanted to add the probability of 3 *or more* and *followed by a loss*.

Sally's math shows 3 in a row in 3 trials and the OPs Q arrives at the same value. It should.

IF the OP had asked what is the probability of winning 3 pass line bets in a row then losing, we would have p^3 * q or 0.06073

Let us see if OP is happy and replies.

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average number of trials to see a run of 3 or more pass line wins: 16.466

4 or more: 33.404

5 or more: 67.765

6 or more: 137.475

Multiple streaks of pass line winners.

15 trials about 30 minutes of play at 100 rolls per hour

30 trials about 1 hour of play

Example: 30 pass line trials

about a 90% chance of at least 3 pass line wins in a row at least one time

about a 58% chance of at least 3 pass line wins in a row at least two times

about a 23% chance of at least 3 pass line wins in a row at least three times

here is the losing streaks (miss) for the pass line per N trials

winsome johnny (not Win some johnny)

May 6th, 2012 at 9:40:08 PM
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Quote:7craps

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average number of trials to see a run of 3 or more pass line wins: 16.466

4 or more: 33.404

5 or more: 67.765

6 or more: 137.475

You guys are great. Thanks for the detailed responses.

How did you calculate the average number of trials to see a run of 3, 4, 5, 6 or more pass line wins?

How do you define a trial? Would each shooter be a new trial? Or does a new trial begin after any losing pass line bet, in which case a single shooter could have multiple trials that end and start over with a losing pass line bet from throwing 2, 3, or 12 on a come out roll?

If a bettor were to power press the pass line bet with a $100 wager:

at least in a row then lose | Prob | 1 in | Bet | Win | Lose |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 0.492929293 | 2.0 | $100.00 | $100.00 | $100.00 |

2 | 0.242979288 | 4.1 | $200.00 | $300.00 | $100.00 |

3 | 0.119771609 | 8.3 | $400.00 | $700.00 | $100.00 |

4 | 0.059038934 | 16.9 | $800.00 | $1,500.00 | $100.00 |

5 | 0.02910202 | 34.4 | $1,600.00 | $3,100.00 | $100.00 |

6 | 0.014345238 | 69.7 | $3,200.00 | $6,300.00 | $100.00 |

Does this mean that on average you would be betting about $1600 to win $700 on a press of 3 pass line wins for a net loss of $900?

$3,300 to win $1,500 on 4 pass line wins losing $1,800?

$6,700 to win $3,100 on 5 pass line wins losing $3,600?

$13,700 to win $6,300 on 6 pass line wins losing $7,400?

What's the best way to interpret this expected value for power pressing a pass line bet?