Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by westie, Mar 4, 2014.
Seeking Out Unfair Games
It seems that this definition fails when you interject randomness into a game. I could see his "fair game" definition being applicable to a game with perfect information, i.e. chess, checkers, but you can play a game of poker perfectly and still lose.
very interesting little article. thanks, for enlighting me.
Interesting article, but for video poker's sake, I'm okay with Bob's original definition. There are still video poker games still out there that aren't even dealt from a standard, random poker deck: Washington state, NY state-run racinos, for example.
I'm not really sure why he thinks he has to go by the math definition of the word "fair".
Google tells me
fair = "in accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate."
In VP, to me this means that each card dealt is selected at equal probability from those remaining in the deck of 52 cards.
I understand the logic behind the decision. His article just felt to me like he gave in rather quickly. Bob Dancer is not a mathmatician, so I don't know why he values those rules so high. He plays VP, he doesn't do math theory where he needs proofs which require exact definitions of terms.
I use honest when I describe a person. I can't say I've used it to describe something not living, although I know it can be used that way.
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