100xOdds
100xOdds
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October 24th, 2018 at 12:35:51 PM permalink
saw this in the british tv drama 'Lucky Man.'

standard 52card deck.
you get the 1st 15 cards off the top after the shuffle/cut.
he gets the 16th.

he was giving 10:1 odds (I think). (his $5k for $50k?)

what are the true odds that he beats you?
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DRich
DRich
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October 24th, 2018 at 12:39:55 PM permalink
When you say "he beats you" do you mean that the his card (the 16th card) is higher than any of your 15 cards?
Living longer does not always infer +EV
billryan
billryan
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October 24th, 2018 at 12:40:07 PM permalink
Need more information.
TigerWu
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October 24th, 2018 at 12:46:28 PM permalink
The way you described it doesn't sound right, unless it was some kind of con or scam and the 16th card is always guaranteed to win...
unJon
unJon
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October 24th, 2018 at 12:47:26 PM permalink
Does he lose ties?
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
michael99000
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October 24th, 2018 at 12:48:52 PM permalink
So if any of the first 15 cards is an Ace, I canít lose ?
GWAE
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October 24th, 2018 at 12:58:55 PM permalink
So you get 15 and he gets 1 and he is giving the odds? My non methetmarical brain says that is too good to be true.
Expect the worst and you will never be disappointed. I AM NOT PART OF GWAE RADIO SHOW
billryan
billryan
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October 24th, 2018 at 1:00:28 PM permalink
I'll assume the guy was able to cut the deck and can pull an Ace.
TigerWu
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October 24th, 2018 at 1:02:46 PM permalink
This is like some John Scarne fanfiction....
unJon
unJon
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October 24th, 2018 at 1:44:48 PM permalink
If a tie is a redo the odds are 15 to 1.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.

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