Re: This is design, yet it uses chance (was I've also read
Mon, 04 Oct 1999 20:49:41 +0000

At 09:09 PM 10/04/1999 +0800, Stephen E. Jones wrote:
>GM>I will assure you that casino's the world over fix their machines so
>>that the odds are in their favor. Fixing horse races is not the same thing.
>Glenn might be right about the USA, but he is not right about Australia. I
>rang our State Gaming Commission (the Government Department which
>supervises gambling in Western Australia) and I was told quite definitely
>that the gambling machines at our one and only casino in Perth (Burswood
>Casino) are random as regards the chance of winning, but by law they are
>programmed to return only 90% of the money taken back to the gamblers.
>That is, the casino by law can only make a 10% profit.

Since I don't want to waste more time on this thread, I will respond to
this only. Programming them to return only 90% of the money taken, IS IPSO
FACTO fixing the machines. Thanks for proving my point, Stephen.


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