Wizard of Vegas forumsThis feed displays the latest discussion threads started at WizardOfVegas.comhttp://wizardofvegas.com/forums/TumblingBonesMon, 06 Apr 2020 22:10:56 +0000http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/general/34549-im-a-social-scientist/'I'm a Social Scientist"My understanding is that he's an economist with a PhD from Harvard so you would think he has a basic understanding of statistical analysis, correlation vs. causation, etc. On the other hand, it's also my understanding that among economists he has been viewed for many years as a paranoid nut case.charliepatrickMon, 06 Apr 2020 22:39:53 +0000http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/other-games/34548-banca-francesa/Banca FrancesaI vaguely remember playing it in Portugal (over 25 years ago) and due to the ties was an enjoyable leisurely game.AxelWolfMon, 06 Apr 2020 11:41:41 +0000http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/slots/34547-can-by-real-this-bonuses/Can by real this bonuses?Quote: go2pearHello, i receive sms about new casino. But im little bit scared.. Up to 1500 + 450% + 100 spins.. Can be real? from fortunetowin <br />Screen to show not available in the US. This is one of those Facebook advertised casinos, oftentimes they are Bad News Bears.sabreMon, 06 Apr 2020 04:36:52 +0000http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/info/help/34546-baccarat-2-person-playing-together/Baccarat 2 person playing togetherIt's obvious that you'll lose more money doing this than if just one of you played and the other one just drank free drinks.<br />It's obvious that you'll lose more money with one of you playing than if you both just sat there and drank free drinks and didn't play.<br /><br />Just buy in for $10,000. Order some drinks while you "wait for the cards to get right". Drink your free drinks, then color up and leave.<br /><br />This will only ever work once, but it will be hilarious.WizardMon, 06 Apr 2020 03:35:47 +0000http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/betting-systems/34544-avoid-christopher-mitchell-changeyourlifevlog/Avoid Christopher Mitchell "ChangeYourLifeVlog"I'm all in favor of exposing cheaters, touts, and betting system cons, but please don't spam the forum with multiples threads on the same topic. I'm going to close this one, since there is already another on the same issue. <br /><br />In the interests of fair play, I welcome Christopher to state his version, if he wishes.KloppMon, 06 Apr 2020 10:19:48 +0000http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/questions-and-answers/math/34543-dice-match/Dice matchThe answer is indeed 0.3096. It might be interesting to outline the generally applicable method I have used for getting the answer. The idea was to use generating functions! For the die with one special symbol, let the random variable $X_i$ be 1 with probability 1/6 and be 0 with probability 5/6 for $i=1, \ldots, 5$, and for the die with two special symbols let the random variable $Y_i$ be 1 with probability 2/6 and be 0 with probability 4/6 for $i=1, \ldots, 4$. The generating function of $X_i$ is $5/6+z/6$ and the generating function of $Y_i$ is $4/6+2z/6$. By the independence of the $X_i$ and the $Y_i$, the generating function of the sum of the $X_i$ and the $Y_i$ is $(5/6+z/6)^5\times (4/6+2z/6)^4$. Using standard software such as the free software WolframAlpha, you find that the product of the polynomials is:<br /><br />z^9/629856 + (11 z^8)/209952 + (79 z^7)/104976 + (647 z^6)/104976 + (6647 z^5)/209952 + (22175 z^4)/209952 + (500 z^3)/2187 + (8125 z^2)/26244 + (3125 z)/13122 + 3125/39366<br /><br />The coefficient of $z^k$ gives the probability that the total of special symbols will be $k$. In particular, for $k=2$, this probability is 8125/26244=0.3096.KeyserMon, 06 Apr 2020 21:59:30 +0000http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/off-topic/34542-epitaph-for-an-ap/Epitaph for an APSorry to hear about the loss of your friend.WizardSun, 05 Apr 2020 22:27:54 +0000http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/off-topic/34541-dice-wars-includes-puzzle/Dice Wars - includes puzzle!I addressed this question in Ask the Wizard #279. The second table shows that in an 8 vs. 8 battle, the attacker still has a net get of 0.066365 dice after the battle.<br /><br />I just posthumously gave you credit as the "asker."TDVegasTue, 07 Apr 2020 02:44:09 +0000http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/general/34540-when-will-casinos-open/When will casinos open?SOOPOOSat, 04 Apr 2020 23:38:19 +0000http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/online/34539-reputable-uth-site/Reputable UTH SiteQuote: jyagerI am an avid UTH casino player. 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