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August 13th, 2016 at 2:50:06 PM permalink
It is time for part three of four in our series of August 2016 Vegas field trials. This time the name of the game is Color War and the casino is the Palace Station.

The game is like betting red or black in roulette. However, it is based on picking the color in majority in seven Player cards. However, there is a catch. If the player would otherwise win, but the dealer cards have at least six of the opposite color, then the win is turned into a push.

Throw in a side bet for good measure that pays if the color split is 6/1 or 7/0 either way.

Please click the link above and let me know what you think. As always, I welcome questions, comments, and especially corrections. The amateur mathematicians on the forum may enjoy doing the math themselves as homework.

The question for the poll is -- you guessed it -- would you play Color War?
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August 13th, 2016 at 3:13:37 PM permalink
Whoever is in charge of selecting games at Palace Station needs his/her head examined. Of all the games I've seen and been pitched over the years, this might be one of the lamest.


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August 13th, 2016 at 3:22:50 PM permalink
At first I thought it was a racial thing. They couldn't come up with a better name?
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August 13th, 2016 at 3:36:42 PM permalink
The red/black analysis and color bonus analysis combinations are correct as they appear; they are not being rounded.

You can confirm the total through brute force: (52)C(7) x (45)C(7) = 13 x 17 x 47 x 46 x 45 x 44 x 43 x 7 x 41 x 40 x 13; change (46 x 45) to (23 x 90) and move the terms ending in 0 to the end, and you get 13 x 17 x 47 x 23 x 44 x 43 x 7 x 41 x 13 x 40 x 90; change 40 x 90 to 36 x 100, and you get 13 x 17 x 47 x 23 x 44 x 43 x 7 x 41 x 13 x 36 x 100. Excluding the 100, no pairs of terms can be combined to get a multiple of 10 as it requires a multiple of 5, so the result ends in exactly two zeroes.

Quote: darkoz

At first I thought it was a racial thing. They couldn't come up with a better name?

I am under the impression that "color war" refers to an activity at summer camps where everybody in the camp is divided into two or more teams, each identified by a color, and they compete against each other in various activities. The elementary school I went to (and at least one of the two others in the same district) did something similar, but it wasn't called "color war" (although the team names were the school colors) and only lasted one day.
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August 13th, 2016 at 4:15:26 PM permalink
I think the game's name here implies "as easy (simple) as Casino War, using colors."
It could be thought of as "Heads or Tails War" with 7 out of 52 coins or Boolean bits.

There is a public domain red or black side bet for Pai Gow poker, very similar, not very popular.
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August 13th, 2016 at 7:03:56 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

At first I thought it was a racial thing. They couldn't come up with a better name?




Yeah, no sh*t, I thought this might be about Ferguson or something. Stupid name.
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August 13th, 2016 at 7:34:12 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

I think the game's name here implies "as easy (simple) as Casino War, using colors."

I was thinking the same thing.

I wouldn't play it of course, but I think anyone that would play casino war would at least look at this and perhaps try it.
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August 13th, 2016 at 7:36:01 PM permalink
Does it get worse than this?
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August 13th, 2016 at 8:28:05 PM permalink
Quote: SM777

Does it get worse than this?


On rare occasion.
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August 14th, 2016 at 7:38:36 AM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

Yeah, no sh*t, I thought this might be about Ferguson or something. Stupid name.



Agreed. Worst game name since Die Rich.
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