MattUK
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February 12th, 2018 at 9:25:44 PM permalink
Bovada/Ignition has a new version of Fish Prawn Crab. With a huge fanfare, they had added 30:1 for any triple.
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For a classic Chinese dice game, try your hand at Roll the Dice, otherwise known as Hoo Hey How and Fish-Prawn-Crab. The game screen consists of seven betting squares that each contain an animation; there’s a fish, prawn, crab, coin, rooster, calabash and a triple (three dice). Simply bet on the squares you like and roll the dice. If your selections show up on any of the three dice, you get paid. If you bet the triple and land three matching icons, you get the big bucks: a 30:1 payday.

Payouts

1:1 for one matching symbol
2:1 for two matching symbols
3:1 for three matching symbols
30:1 for any triple
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Am I right that the game has two distinctive bets - one with 7.87% edge and the other with a huge 13.89% (30*6/216-210/216)?
Mission146
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February 13th, 2018 at 8:49:59 AM permalink
Quote: MattUK

Bovada/Ignition has a new version of Fish Prawn Crab. With a huge fanfare, they had added 30:1 for any triple.
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For a classic Chinese dice game, try your hand at Roll the Dice, otherwise known as Hoo Hey How and Fish-Prawn-Crab. The game screen consists of seven betting squares that each contain an animation; there’s a fish, prawn, crab, coin, rooster, calabash and a triple (three dice). Simply bet on the squares you like and roll the dice. If your selections show up on any of the three dice, you get paid. If you bet the triple and land three matching icons, you get the big bucks: a 30:1 payday.

Payouts

1:1 for one matching symbol
2:1 for two matching symbols
3:1 for three matching symbols
30:1 for any triple
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Am I right that the game has two distinctive bets - one with 7.87% edge and the other with a huge 13.89% (30*6/216-210/216)?

Let's see what we have here for this simple dice game:

The first thing that we have to look at is say we pick an animal, I'm going to go with the rooster, because some people say I'm cocky, so we want anywhere from one to three roosters. The probability of a die not being a rooster is 5/6, so let's start there:

(5/6 * 5/6 * 5/6) * -1 = -0.5787037037

Okay, with that, let's take a look at the three ways we could match one fish:

(1/6 * 5/6 * 5/6) + (5/6 * 1/6 * 5/6) + (5/6 * 5/6 * 1/6) = 0.34722222222

Okay, let's look at two fish:

((1/6 * 1/6 * 5/6) + (5/6 * 1/6 * 1/6) + (1/6 * 5/6 * 1/6)) *2 = .13888888888

Finally, three roosters:

(1/6 * 1/6 * 1/6) * 3 = 0.01388888888

And, combine:

0.01388888888+.13888888888+0.34722222222-0.5787037037 = -0.07870370372

7.87% on picking a symbol, good call!

Next, we have to take a look at the any triple, which is very simple. The first symbol literally doesn't matter, then the next two have to match:

(6/6 * 1/6 * 1/6) * 30 = 0.83333333333

(1-(6/6 * 1/6 * 1/6)) = 0.97222222222

0.833333333 - .9722222222 = -0.1388888892

House Edge of 13.89%, you win again! Unless you play this game, of course.

The moral of the story is: If you like dice, play Craps!
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MattUK
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