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ChumpChange
August 25th, 2021 at 4:14:45 PM permalink
One project that has been on my to-do list for years that I finally got around to is my Gambling Session Calculator. It is designed to give a host of statistics for a table-game session. Please click the link to try it out.

I must start serving my four-day suspension today and wanted to make this announcement before turning myself in to WoV jail. I will be happy to entertain all comments and suggestions upon my release on Monday.

The question for the poll is what is your overall opinion?
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August 25th, 2021 at 8:30:56 PM permalink
How come no craps? Pass/DP with and without odds
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August 26th, 2021 at 3:39:00 AM permalink
it's odd you are using the word 'luck' when you so often say you get misunderstood.

Wouldn't you know it, as a matter of fact I had trouble figuring out what you meant at first.

I recommend instead of the simple "1%, 5%, 25% bad luck" category you change that to "extremely bad luck", "very bad luck", "somewhat bad luck" ... and have a preceding paragraph explaining these categories as pertains to standard deviation. Similar change to the 'good luck' spots of course.

You already are throwing in the idea of standard deviation, so if you're trying not to baffle some people it's already too late?

edit: OK so you already have a preceding section that explains. However, I would still make these changes and for the explanation section, relate it to standard deviation as well as what you have there.

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1 in 100 bad luck (meaning the chances of winning this much or more is 99%).

that should be "losing this much" methinks. Or something. There's just something not clear with these explanations.
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August 26th, 2021 at 3:44:48 AM permalink
With 25% luck, I could win that 25% of the time. With 5% luck, I could win that 5% of the time. With 1% luck, I could win that 1% of the time. But yeah, it's not your normal SD charts.
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August 30th, 2021 at 11:34:08 AM permalink
Quote: Ace2

How come no craps? Pass/DP with and without odds



Good suggestion. I thought about it, but there are so many ways to play craps that I hate to list just one.
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August 30th, 2021 at 2:07:18 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

There's just something not clear with these explanations.



I struggled with how to word what I'm trying to say in plain simple English. I try to avoid the word "luck" as much as I can, but thought it was a simple word that conveyed randomness the general public would understand.

Let's say that in any given game, the chances of losing $12,345.67 or more is 1%. How would you phrase that into a sentence, where the monetary amount is a calculated field.
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August 30th, 2021 at 2:23:15 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I struggled with how to word what I'm trying to say in plain simple English. I try to avoid the word "luck" as much as I can, but thought it was a simple word that conveyed randomness the general public would understand.

Let's say that in any given game, the chances of losing $12,345.67 or more is 1%. How would you phrase that into a sentence, where the monetary amount is a calculated field.



"1% chance you will lose this..."
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August 30th, 2021 at 3:05:04 PM permalink
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How come no craps? Pass/DP with and without odds



Okay, Ace, I added pass with 3-4-5x, in your honor.
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August 30th, 2021 at 3:05:40 PM permalink
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"1% chance you will lose this..."



Not bad, not bad. I just changed the wording to reflect that. Thank you.
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odiousgambit
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August 30th, 2021 at 3:48:19 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I struggled with how to word what I'm trying to say in plain simple English. I try to avoid the word "luck" as much as I can, but thought it was a simple word that conveyed randomness the general public would understand.

yes, I think you have to use this word, after thinking about who you are trying to reach

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Let's say that in any given game, the chances of losing $12,345.67 or more is 1%. How would you phrase that into a sentence, where the monetary amount is a calculated field.

I like my previous suggestion, "extremely bad luck", "very bad luck", "somewhat bad luck" but naturally we like our own ideas. Your current solution will work
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