[ExI] gaming reports
ross.evans11 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 01:39:42 UTC 2010
On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 12:58 AM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>wrote:
> On 6/30/2010 6:30 PM, Frank McElligott wrote:
>> Every month casinos report wins and losses to Atlantic City and Nevada
>> gaming commissions. They are part of the public record for all to see.
> Good tip! Some interesting looking data here:
> where the house hold percentage jumps around a fair bit, year by year
> (6.04% in 2003 to 7.49% in 2007 & 2008, with a +0.61% overall trend
> 2000-2009). So much for the confident announcement that these huge
> statistics must be highly stable, making any psi (or other interfering)
> component blazingly obvious.
> So how is this degree of volatility possible, anyway? Degrees of despair
> and drunkenness might explain card games, but slot machines vary from 5.23%
> to 6.16% in eight years. If it just means they're crooked, and cook the
> books differently from year to year, that would invalidate any conclusions
> one might draw concerning supervenient effects.
> Damien Broderick
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Are the dice rolled the same number of times every year? The reels on the
slot machines rolled the same number of times? Of course not, and that
variation, is a major contributory factor to the year by year differences
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