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Gialmere
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January 14th, 2020 at 10:05:04 PM permalink
What's the strangest bet you've ever made?
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
odiousgambit
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January 15th, 2020 at 6:52:39 AM permalink
If someone lives too far from a casino, some of the casino offers are too difficult to follow up on. Do you consider some of the uses of player's cards that might be called "gray-area advantage play" , such as buying someone else's card to make better use of new player sign-up bonuses, to actually cross over into cheating in your view?
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January 15th, 2020 at 10:01:03 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

I think Heather and the Wizard have good chemistry together. Both shows were fun to watch.


Sadly, I'll be working so will have to settle with watching later at night. If, however, you'll accept early questions from site users in this situation...
Ayecarumba
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January 15th, 2020 at 10:04:51 AM permalink
In the Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time tournament:

1) The structure of the tournament was two games making up a match, with the total from the first game added to the total from the second to determine the match winner. Given this structure, should a player always wager everything in the first game's final Jeopardy!?

2) In match #4, the leader going into the second game's final Jeopardy wagered zero, opening himself up to be overtaken by the second place player. Was this his best strategy for final Jeopardy!? Assume that if the leader's self-perceived knowledge of the final category (Shakespeare Dramas) was 100, his perception of the second place player's knowledge was 98. Edit I was mistaken. The leader going into the second final could not be caught if he nearly doubled up. The second place player made the right move by not risking anything, since right or wrong, his fate depended on the first place player getting his response correct. The third place player was not a factor.
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Ayecarumba
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January 15th, 2020 at 10:18:19 AM permalink
Regarding the Lottery
Is there a jackpot size "tipping point" in multi-state lotteries where it is more likely that the big prize will be split than there will be a single winner? If so, what is that amount?

Regarding the Super Bowl
If I want to bet a total of $100,000 on a single Super Bowl prop (e.g., No Safety), is it better to try to get all $100k down in a single wager at one book, or should I break it up into smaller wagers spread over time, hoping that the payouts change in my favor?
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Ayecarumba
January 15th, 2020 at 12:07:49 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Regarding the Lottery
Is there a jackpot size "tipping point" in multi-state lotteries where it is more likely that the big prize will be split than there will be a single winner? If so, what is that amount?



Good question. Here are the jackpot points where there is a 50/50 chance of at least one winner:

Powerball: $704 million
Mega Millions: $867 million

To answer your question, here are the jackpot points where multiple winners are more likely than one:

Powerball: $975 million
Mega Millions: $1.65 billion.

Please keep in mind there isn't much data for jackpots this big, so take these estimates with a grain of salt.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Ayecarumba
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January 15th, 2020 at 1:35:28 PM permalink
Regarding Cheating in Sports
Adam Hartung, a writer on the Forbes magazine site, stated that
Quote: Why Cheating in Sports is Prevalent---And We Can't Stop It

...Being at the top of any sport is worth 10 to 100 times as much as being second...


If you knew that taking a series of injections would improve your performance so that, with training, you could be the best in the world...

1) What sport would you "cheat" at?

2) What if the trade off was shortening your life... somewhere between 6 months and 2 years. How much would the reward need to be to make it worth it to you?
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DRich
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January 15th, 2020 at 3:19:39 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Regarding Cheating in Sports
Adam Hartung, a writer on the Forbes magazine site, stated that
If you knew that taking a series of injections would improve your performance so that, with training, you could be the best in the world...

1) What sport would you "cheat" at?

2) What if the trade off was shortening your life... somewhere between 6 months and 2 years. How much would the reward need to be to make it worth it to you?



I think I would choose boxing. I wouldn't care if it took 20 years off my life.
Living longer does not always infer +EV
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January 16th, 2020 at 5:33:15 AM permalink
If something like the New Green Deal gets employed in our country and they advocate we all quit eating meat to save the planet, will you quit eating meat?

I assume you eat meat now, what with going to El Gordo and all that
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January 16th, 2020 at 6:39:44 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

If something like the New Green Deal gets employed in our country and they advocate we all quit eating meat to save the planet, will you quit eating meat?

I assume you eat meat now, what with going to El Gordo and all that



Good question. I'll save it for the air, except to compliment you on your good memory. I love Tacos el Gordo. However, I draw the line at eating the brain tacos.
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