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Old 01-04-2019, 10:38 AM   #9
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Lawrence, KS
Default Re: Games v. Gambling

Originally Posted by BaronVonStevie View Post
ha! I work at a casino; specifically I deal table games. Whatever the skill would be, you would have to slap a penalty on it to represent the house edge. Any casino table game you play has this and it produces a very real mathematical edge against you. Depending on the game, certain games actually have better odds (eg: craps has better odds than roulette) so I might represent that with a numerical penalty. It can't just be an unmodified skill roll; not with the way those games are designed.
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.
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