## The Game You Win By Losing (Parrondo's Paradox)

For the discussion of math. Duh.

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### The Game You Win By Losing (Parrondo's Paradox)

good luck have fun

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### Re: The Game You Win By Losing (Parrondo's Paradox)

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### Re: The Game You Win By Losing (Parrondo's Paradox)

it seems interesting, almost like cheating, by betting in such a manner as to make bets dependent on each other rather then independent.
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### Re: The Game You Win By Losing (Parrondo's Paradox)

People already count cards in blackjack and modify their bets accordingly. It isn't cheating, but it is grounds for a casino to eject you. In this case, blackjack is a game which has a small house edge when playing with a full deck (or shoe), even with perfect play by the player, so it is a losing game. But since the shoe is only shuffled occasionally, but every hand, it is possible for future bets to depend on the outcome of previous hands, making it sort of analogous. The idea is to bet more when the odds are in your favor (lots of aces and tens in the deck) and the minimum the rest of the time. If done correctly on certain tables (ones with small shoes, deep penetration (number of cards before the shoe is shuffled), large ratios of maximum to minimum bets, and otherwise favorable rules (e.g. double after split)), the player can beat the casino in the long run.

Of course, no casino will offer a game that gives different odds depending on how much money in your pocket, for all sorts of reasons.

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### Re: The Game You Win By Losing (Parrondo's Paradox)

Interesting paradox. Unfortunately, it's practically useless.. in a real casino.