[ExI] gaming reports

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Jun 30 23:58:42 UTC 2010

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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