|Posted: July 18, 2011, 6:33 pm - IP Logged|
When the Plaza in Vegas was the Union Plaza they had converted the Big Six (tourists call it The Wheel of Fortune) symbols to a deck of playing cards, thius 52 stops.
You could bet on any individual card (specific suit and card) and it paid 40:1. Players loved it.
The odds against your card hitting were 1 in 52, expressed as 51:1, or 51 to 1 as one of them had to hit.
As for a lotto Pick 1, I'm not sure a $40 or even $51 payoff would thrill a lottery player.
What was that chevy Chase movie where he went to a casino out in the desert and he put his money on the table and the dealer said, "Pick a number" and Chevy Chase siad a number and the dealer said, "Wrong!", and took the money?
Also, I forget the exact rukles but there's a game popular in NY and Vegas bars, "Bar Solitaire". You buy the deck for $52 and play to win it, and more, back.
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.