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Misc Rock, Paper, Scissors?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Gambling Forum' started by Douglas Zare, Feb 3, 2015.

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You have no history against an opponent. What do you play on the first round?

  1. Rock

  2. Paper

  3. Scissors

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  1. Douglas Zare

    Douglas Zare New Member Founding Member

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    Suppose you announce you want to gamble, and someone offers to play Rock-Paper-Scissors (roshambo) with you for $100. What do you choose on the first throw? Please answer the poll, and you can see the distribution of how others say they would play.

    If you find some way to play 1/3 of each, that is the Nash equilibrium strategy, which gains no advantage over any other strategy. However, even if you want to protect yourself by playing the Nash equilibrium strategy, it's hard for people to generate random numbers. So, I really don't expect to see a 1/3-1/3-1/3 distribution in real life. I think people have exploitable tendencies.
     
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  2. TurboGenius

    TurboGenius Well-Known Member Founding Member

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    I cast my vote - the initial round against someone would be a 1 in 3 chance of a win for me, but the rounds after that against the same person would end up giving me the advantage and a win overall. (typically)
    Very true - they do.
     
  3. Frank Scoblete

    Frank Scoblete Active Member Founding Member

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    Add the one with "Spock" and you have a real game going!
     
  4. Anna Loudon

    Anna Loudon Member

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    I was going to pick another category but that was an obvious majority for the casino and is where the casino probably gets it's revenue to pay for the lights and ambience, etc. So instead I intentionally chose the smallest section because that is where you find the winners. So in choosing where the least are I probably am with the winners.
     
  5. Danielle

    Danielle New Member

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    I would do paper, I feel like more people do rock when they first play. I don't know why, but when I play with people they usually always pick rock.
     
  6. Costas Satraen

    Costas Satraen New Member

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    I was once invited by a friend from Ukraine. I myself live in Cyprus.
    And he suggested that I play this game.
    I noticed that he and many people who live in that country always/frequently start the game with Stone. It can be read on their faces =) So paper would be the best option. However, those who often play this game, know that the stone is easy to throw away and so also put the paper, but on the second try they put scissors and here I understand it put the stone and win them. It was funny
     

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