Nareed
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June 9th, 2010 at 9:24:12 AM permalink
Mexican lotto, called "Melate" (loose translation is "I've a hunch") started out witht he jackpot being 6 out of 39 numbers. Over the years more numbers were added. Now it's 56 numbers, and you still need to hit 6 for the jackpot. Meaning the bet's grown much worse over time.

Well, the agency in charge (Pronosticos Deportivos, for Paco's infomration) just released a new game called "Melate Retro," which goes back to 39 numbers (again 6 are needed for the jackpot).

When I commented to some coworkers, they thought it was unfair to "take away so many numbers."

<sigh>

I can see triple zero roulette coming any time.

BTW I told my dad about it and he said "Oh, that's a better bet." Which may just explain where I got my gambling sense from.
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June 9th, 2010 at 10:03:23 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed



When I commented to some coworkers, they thought it was unfair to "take away so many numbers."



best post ever :)
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June 9th, 2010 at 10:08:59 AM permalink
Lotteries are a doulbe edged sword.

With the Retro version, your chances of winning anything go way up, but the chances of somebody getting all 6 numbers go up too. As a result, the top prize will never get to the levels of the 56 number game.

And, although expressed badly, THAT might be what your coworkers were upset about. Then again, I suspect not.

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I have no idea why double zero is more popular than single zero roulette. But if triple zero is introduced, there will be millions of simultaneous light bulbs going on in people's heads, and single zero will start gaining popularity.
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June 9th, 2010 at 10:32:57 AM permalink
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Lotteries are a doulbe edged sword.

With the Retro version, your chances of winning anything go way up, but the chances of somebody getting all 6 numbers go up too. As a result, the top prize will never get to the levels of the 56 number game.

And, although expressed badly, THAT might be what your coworkers were upset about. Then again, I suspect not.



It has a lower guaranteed jackpot and, since fewer people play it, it will grow slower while it hits. Oh, and it costs half of what the regular lotto costs, so that lowers prizes, too. But it's the best bad bet for lotto.

Your suspicion is correct. They seem to think having more numbers to choose from is better. They also believe it matters who checks the results (after the resutls are set, mind you, when nothing can affect them, however irrationally). Not to mention they belive if I say "our chances of winning are infinitesimal," that's the reason we dind't hit the jackpot :)

I'm pondering a new game: EZ Lotto.

Here's how it works: you pay me 25 cents, and that's it. You get the full lotto experience:: 1) you throw money away, 2) you don't win anything. In exchange you don't have to check results or even worry about losing your ticket (there are no tickets).

Who knows, maybe if I offer two million numbers.... :P

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I have no idea why double zero is more popular than single zero roulette. But if triple zero is introduced, there will be millions of simultaneous light bulbs going on in people's heads, and single zero will start gaining popularity.



I suppose double zero is more popular with the casinos. notice the single zero is usually found at high limit areas, where bulk betting (high bets) makes up for a lower HA. A casual gambler with a minimum of sense knows this, but maybe figures double zero is better than nothing.

The rest may not know any better, and there are those who think two is better than one <sigh>

Stay tuned for my rant on the way Mexican National Lottery is played.
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June 9th, 2010 at 11:37:40 AM permalink
National lotteries (and state lotteries in the USA) are all legalized robbery. I doubt that Mexico is worse than any other country.
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June 9th, 2010 at 11:39:43 AM permalink
If I remember correctly, there was once a time where a three zero wheel was around in the United States. It had a 0, a double 00 and an american eagle as the third zero.

Someone more computer savy then I can look this up to confirm.
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June 9th, 2010 at 11:40:14 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

National lotteries (and state lotteries in the USA) are all legalized robbery.



Gosh, that's harsh! I prefer to think of them as non-tax-deductible charitable donations:-)
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June 9th, 2010 at 11:43:53 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

National lotteries (and state lotteries in the USA) are all legalized robbery. I doubt that Mexico is worse than any other country.



See my rant on the Mexican national Lottery. I suspect that one may be a lesser evil than most others.
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June 9th, 2010 at 12:16:16 PM permalink
Why couldn't the casino just say that numbers will now pay 34-1, or 33-1? Does anyone here doubt that this could happen?
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June 9th, 2010 at 12:44:18 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

...Not to mention they belive if I say "our chances of winning are infinitesimal," that's the reason we dind't hit the jackpot :)

Is that like says "Seven" at the craps table?


Quote: Nareed

I'm pondering a new game: EZ Lotto.

Here's how it works: you pay me 25 cents, and that's it.

Wait a sec. It only costs a quarter? That means I can purchase four times as many tickets. That means I'll be four times the loser I already am....




"and that's it." reminds me how the soda machine accounting is done at my former job.

Coca cola delivers the soda. The company pays for it. One of the employees loads the machine.

And that's it.

Nobody knows what happens to the coin in....
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