gamerfreak
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March 31st, 2023 at 4:26:28 PM permalink
DK Rocket is a game made by and exclusive to DraftKings casino.

A spaceship launches, and gains a multiplier as its altitude increases. The ship will crash on itís trajectory somewhere between 0x and 1000x. Fifty players ďboardĒ the ship by placing a wager between $1 and $1000 and can bail out of the ship anywhere on its trajectory between 1.01x and 1000x. If the player does not bail before the ship crashes or reaches 1000x, they lose their wager. If they bail, they win their wager plus the multiplier at which they bailed.

Although you are in the ship with other players and can see when they bail, they have no effect on the outcome.

Iíve done about 200 plays and have seen 0x 2-3 times. The highest multiplier I have seen is 78.59x.



I havenít been able to find much information on the game, other than this blog post (from DK) claiming 97% return.

https://casino.draftkings.com/riding-the-draftkings-rocket

My question - Is the return the same regardless of when the player bails?
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zbrownson
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March 31st, 2023 at 6:55:13 PM permalink
It sounds like a re-make (perhaps rip-off) of a game called high striker. You can see the Wizard's analysis here: https://wizardofodds.com/games/high-striker/ They definitely changed the odds a little as the house edge is different, but in that game it seemed the odds were proportional to the multiplier (where it wouldn't matter when you cashed out)
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April 1st, 2023 at 4:15:51 AM permalink
Quote: zbrownson

It sounds like a re-make (perhaps rip-off) of a game called high striker. You can see the Wizard's analysis here: https://wizardofodds.com/games/high-striker/ They definitely changed the odds a little as the house edge is different, but in that game it seemed the odds were proportional to the multiplier (where it wouldn't matter when you cashed out)
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Thanks, this seems nearly identical. I had suspected it was a fair game after no instant crash. It seems like they adjust the return by changing the probability of crashing instantly.
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April 1st, 2023 at 10:06:57 AM permalink
It is known as Reboot on some international websites. Iíve played it a little bit on DraftKings. Iíve seen it often go to 20 or 30x. I tried a martingale a couple times. I donít think I had any big blowups but I got the feeling that they would eventually come. If you read the rules they calculate the RTP (canít remember but it was 97 or 98% I think) based on if you immediately cashed out at 1.05x or something. Iím not sure why they chose that. You do see it crashing immediately often, sometimes a couple times in a row. I donít think they explain how they determine when the rocket will blowup. I imagine it has a RNG of some kind. Out of all the online casino games I do actually get the feeling that this game is random and fair. I also can see how it can be very addictive and people waste way too much time and money on this. Although if someone only plays $1 or $2 each round, there are probably only 80 or 100 plays an hour. The RTP isnít really that bad compared to slots. So I guess there could be worse vices.
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April 1st, 2023 at 1:26:56 PM permalink
The RTP is not listed as 97%. The pay table only says that the 97% RTP is achieved by bailing at 1.01x. This leaves open the possibility that it is markedly different for other choices of multipliers.

In my experience, slot games give a range of RTPs when player choices lead to substantially different RTPs. Since the stated RTP legal implications in some jurisdictions, I suspect that any shortfall from 97% is just due to rounding errors in the various tables used to set probabilities in the game engine. Just my guess.

DK Slapshot is similar to DK Rocket.
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