Short answer: Yes.Quote: LuckySevens
Is this THE Wizard of Odds?
Slightly longer answer: Read the credits at the bottom of the page.
On a side note, are you coming to G2E? You can join our group (which will include the Wizard), give us a brief demo, and obtain some friendly critique before Cutting Edge.
If only I had a dime for every time I've had that asked to me this month! Unfortunately I will not be attending G2E this year, but if all goes well I'll be sure to make it next time around :)
Is this THE Wizard of Odds? I didn't realize you monitor this forums, you were by far my biggest inspiration for creating Lucky Sevens and the best source for research math behind the casino industry. I greatly appreciate your input and hope to meet you in person in the near future, especially at the event!
Yup, it's me. Thank you for the kind words. Now that you've buttered me up so nicely, I look forward to meeting you at Cutting Edge.
I've done a fair bit of math analysis for clients who often say they are asked for information about hands per hour. And I never have any answer for them other than a rough guess for obvious reasons that it's impossible to gather empirical evidence on a game with no play history.
So by #1, do you mean you're just generally looking at how fast the dealer is dealing the game and estimating HPH from there? Or are you looking for some sort of number? Cause if it's the latter, I'd love to know how you'd recommend formulating such a figure on a game with zero history.
Thanks, and might well see you at the show!
I can estimate HPH pretty easily when I see what the game is about.
Yeah, as I mentioned, I can estimate HPH too :) Anything more scientific than an estimate? Comparison to existing games with factoring in extra / missing steps? Or just put in some juicy looking number and tell my clients to practice like dervishes :)