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July 13th, 2018 at 5:17:08 PM permalink
A few people have seen this new game and asked me about it. I have not seen it yet and it does not appear on on VideoPoker.com. The thrust is you take regular multi-play Dream Card and:

1. Deal three cards behind the scenes and give the player the best one, in terms of expected value, on the deal. Thus the player is starting with stronger starting hands than a single random hand.
2. Decrease the Dream Card probability.

This one would have been a very tough analysis, so I asked the nice people at VideoPoker.com to share their spreadsheet of games, pay tables, Dream Card probabilities, and returns with me, which they did. I then put it all on my new page on Super Dream Card.

Please click the link and let me know what you think. As always, I welcome questions, comments, and especially corrections.

The question for the poll is would you play Super Dream Card?
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July 13th, 2018 at 8:53:06 PM permalink
A police officer is walking past a home. He hears somebody scream, "John, don't do it!" Then he hears a gunshot. He walks in and sees a doctor, lawyer, a butcher, and a body in a pool of blood. He immediately arrests John for murder. How did he know which was one John?

Please put answers in spoiler tags. No searching!

Beer to the first correct answer.
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July 13th, 2018 at 9:20:10 PM permalink
ugh.. I don't know how to do a spoiler, but I'm guessing it's the guy with the gun in his hand.
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July 14th, 2018 at 2:53:03 AM permalink
Quote: rsactuary

ugh.. I don't know how to do a spoiler, but I'm guessing it's the guy with the gun in his hand.



No, it isn't that. We can assume the gun was dropped and the people in the room have moved around so that it isn't clear who held it or where they were in the room at the time of the shooting.
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July 14th, 2018 at 3:07:21 AM permalink
John was the only male?
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July 14th, 2018 at 3:15:36 AM permalink
Next time we do a wovcon or w/e, instead of asking lame Star Trak questions (no offense) and nonsense from like the 1950's probably, it should be ALL riddles. I was asked one like a month ago and it pissed me off but I finally figured it out.

I like riddles.
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July 14th, 2018 at 8:38:13 AM permalink

Five answers, at least 4 (and probably 5) of which are wrong.

1. He arrested the doctor who was standing up, and not leaning over the body trying to attend to it.

2. The policeman arrests the butcher, he is the only one who would have used a gun. The doctor would have prescribed opioid pain-killers and the lawyer would have sued and made him pay lawyers.

Which does leaves open the question of how the policeman distinguishes the doctor, lawyer and butcher from each other.

3. The butcher had a grocery-store name tag on his apron, identifying himself as John.

4. I think Rs's answer is probably correct - he arrested the only male in the group.

5. The body was a woman who appeared to be a prostitute. She was the one who had yelled "John, don't do it." The policemen arrested whomever had his pants around his ankles because that was the victim's "John."
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July 14th, 2018 at 9:34:51 AM permalink
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John was the only male?



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July 14th, 2018 at 9:36:40 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Next time we do a wovcon or w/e, instead of asking lame Star Trak questions (no offense) and nonsense from like the 1950's probably, it should be ALL riddles. I was asked one like a month ago and it pissed me off but I finally figured it out.

I like riddles.



I think I asked a Star Trek question only once. To appease the younger members, I've asked about the Tellitubies and the Wiggles, I believe. For the older members, I asked about the "Party of the Century." Why didn't you get that one, Doc?

If anyone else ever wants to do the trivia challenge -- have at it. I'll even supply the prizes.
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July 14th, 2018 at 9:53:09 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Quote: RS

John was the only male?



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