|Posted: January 28, 2009, 6:19 pm - IP Logged|
Interesting question. It appears the answer is in determing how many sets you have to play.
For example, if a Pick 3 player in Texas plays 10 lines each draw at .50 box per line, all that is necessary to break even is a win every 8 draws, excluding doubles or triples. Even with a win ratio of 12.5%, you've invested $40 in those 8 days and have won $40 with one win.
Another extreme would be the person who plays .50 straight, ten lines a draw and wins 1 out of 8 drawings as well. He still has the same 12.5% winning persentage, yet his money shows +$210 for that period.
As you see, the box player has to hit 5 times to come close to one straight hit.
It would be ideal to have a program with a high percentange of hits and a high percentage of return. Given the choice between the two, I'd choose the program that offeref the higher percentage of hits and learn to manipulate the numbers.