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Old 01-04-2019, 11:42 AM   #23
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Default Re: Games v. Gambling

Originally Posted by whswhs View Post
I would suggest that one way to handle this is to have a required margin of success to break even. For a modest house percentage, you could say that you need to succeed by a margin of 1; with less than that, the house eats your winnings.
Note: this thread is a necro from 2013, but in any case:

For most relatively simple games of chance, a 'success' at gambling will give you the optimal betting method. For games with a true house edge, this just means you lose money at a rate that corresponds to the house edge, while a fail means you lose money faster than that. These gambling rolls are generally quite easy.

Some games can actually be beaten under specific conditions, in which case a successful Gambling roll (often at a substantial penalty) will cause you to gain money, a failure will still cause you to lose money. Blackjack is a classic example of this.
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