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# gambling

### #1 astro2 Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:59 AM

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Maybe i've watched too much of that FBI show that uses maths to solve crimes i.e 'numb3rs'

but is there a way to predict dice rolls in gambling games like 'sic bo'??

i mean is it REALLY random? isn't what shows on each dice face after each tumble in the tumbler, determined by information like, how high the container is, what is on the face of the dice to begin win, where are they on the platform i.e in the middle or side of of the platform bottom etc etc

can you use any of these ideas to increase the probability to predict a winner? i.e small big or at least if a specific dice number will come out.
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### #2 Tal Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:50 AM

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I guess nothing is random if you look at it this way... But I don't think there is really a way to predict something. Ron should be along with his math stuff and tell you
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### #3 zorba the geek Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:49 PM

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I agree with Landlord there,unless the dice are "fixed" the outcome is pure luck!
But let's wait for Ron to finnish counting his "daily winnings"and just MAYBE he will let us in on his secret winning streak and do the math for us! Until then,my money stays in my pocket!
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### #4 james_8970 Posted 09 February 2008 - 03:36 AM

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There is always ways to calculate a scenario as you have seen with numb3rs. There are a way to many variables to calculate and unless you are there recording movements, weights wind, force behind every object it's really impossible to accuartly predict how something happened with math. Sure you could come up with a rough estimate, but nothing exact like you see on TV. Remember, the truth is always streched on TV to make things interesting.

As for dice, you have have percentages of something happening (these do not change from roll to roll), but never accurately estimating an exact number being rolled at a given time.
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Edited by james_8970, 09 February 2008 - 03:37 AM.

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### #5 Stinky Britches Posted 09 February 2008 - 08:10 PM

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astro2 you may like to read up on 'probability'. In a casino environment, with practice and dedicated observation over time, one may do well at roulette.
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### #6 james_8970 Posted 09 February 2008 - 08:14 PM

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I think you mean Poker as roulette is more of a mix of luck and memorization then calculatating probability on the spot.
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### #7 andrea22 Posted 10 February 2008 - 10:20 AM

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Actually, poker and roulette in a casino environment are both a mixture of luck, memorisation and practice.....in a way. In most casinos, betting on red or black in roulette will be one of the top 5 best bets in the house. However, bet on anything else in roulette and the odds will be significantly stacked against you. People often think of each casino game as a whole entity with only one set of odds when they try to estimate their chances of winning, not always totally aware that each game can comprise vastly differing odds. With card games, unless you can count cards, ace locate, shuffle track (not to mention the placement of the cut card), forget it.
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### #8 Rocknrollcows Posted 15 February 2008 - 08:02 PM

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not to be a party pooper or anything, but isn't this kind of practice illegal? O.o
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### #9 Kat Posted 16 February 2008 - 09:49 PM

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not to be a party pooper or anything, but isn't this kind of practice illegal? O.o

is which illegal? Gambling? Figuring out how to beat the odds? There is nothing wrong or illegal with this thread at this point.
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### #10 Troy Posted 17 February 2008 - 05:36 AM

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No nothing illegal here, but I can imagine if you are sitting and watching a roulette table at a casino with:
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The security would move you on pretty fast!

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### #11 AgentMES Posted 17 February 2008 - 10:39 AM

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### #12 Polly Di Posted 15 June 2020 - 02:24 PM

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It seems to me that in some types of gambling, the probability share of the correct mathematical calculation of the winning combination is minimal. It all depends on luck.

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### #13 phillpower2 Posted 17 June 2020 - 09:07 AM

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