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"TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"

Posted by Jims02 on 10-13-10 at 11:11 PM

Stupid is as Stupid Does

Well, that middle section of the leg was an absolute mess.

DIRECTIONS: Transfer this stuff in a wheelbarrow!
RESPONSE: We don't know how to read instructions!
DIRECTIONS: Locate Ghana on a map!
RESPONSE: We can barely find the U.S.!
DIRECTIONS: Use a special decoder to solve the puzzle!
RESPONSE: Let's just circle random words! And these kids need circling too!

It was funny that the other Detour task was them having to play a game for children. By then, they pretty much deserved it.

Week 3 Results
1st place - Connor/Jonathan (2x)
2nd place - Gary/Mallory (1.9x)
3rd place - Chad/Stephanie (1.2x)
4th place - Katie/Rachel (1.1x)
5th place - Nick/Vicki (1.1x)
6th place - Brook/Claire (.9x)
7th place - Jill/Thomas (.8x)
8th place - Nat/Kat (.1x)
9th place - Michael/Kevin (0x)

A Tough Week

For the first time this season, the group as a whole lost points. There were certainly several individual gainers, but as a group, it wasn't a great week. Nat/Kat's poor performance dragged down some scores, and Brook/Claire's .9x didn't help much easier. We did have some nice Jonathan/Connor wagers, though.

Speaking of which, the Greatest Gainer Award goes to Georjanna, who had a monster of a week, climbing an absurd 29 ranks to #12 overall. Considering there are 44 players total in the game, that is a pretty amazing feat! Way to go!

The Perfect Bet Award goes to mikey, Georjanna, and popeave for all doubling up this week with All-In bets. Well, popeave threw a few points at Gary/Mallory, but when rounding up, it turned into a 2x week. Besides any Gary/Mallory bet was a pretty astute pick, I think. Congratulations, all three of you!

Leaderboard
1. Yogi - 74
2. louislam - 60
3. popeave - 60
4. sarah1234 - 56
5. vennui - 53
6. kidflash212 - 41
7. mikey - 40
8. FFantasyFX - 39
9. chiubakka - 36
10. cahaya - 33
11. Jims02 - 31
12. Georjanna - 28
13. ARNutz - 25
14. flipxycd - 24
15. Travelor - 24
16. AvidRealityWatcher - 23
17. Element King - 23
18. jbenz - 22
19. Snidget - 22
20. Seana - 22
21. Belle Book - 21
22. samboohoo - 21
23. esquire - 21
24. MzTee - 20
25. HauntedOne - 20
26. Estee - 20
27. Silver03 - 20
28. Molaholic - 19
29. bbenzenberg - 19
30. KwietOne - 19
31. CTgirl - 18
32. HistoryDetective - 18
33. Weez - 16
34. Ontheroadagain - 15
35. Deshawnator22 - 15
36. IanQuentin - 15
37. michel - 13
38. vince3 - 10
39. kduck - 10
40. Starshine - 9
41. beau_30 - 9
42. shilfiell - 9
43. taffnic - 3
44. 5cats - 2

Yogi's still holding onto the top spot, but people are gaining a lot of ground. Last week, 21 points separated ranks #1 and #2. Now, 21 points separates the Top 5. We're going to have a close race!

Week 4 Payout Table
1st place - 2x
2nd place - 1.5x
3rd place - 1.4x
4th place - 1.2x
5th place - 1.1x
6th place - Break even
7th place - .5x
8th place - .3x
9th place - 0x

New Players Still Welcome!

Through the next week, the Casino Game is open to new entrants. Each player who begins the game this week will receiver 5 points to use. Please refer to the previous week's thread for the rules.

New Rule - Loser Bonuses!

You know those teams that consistently finish poorly that you would never, ever even consider betting on? Well, you might want to consider them a little now. We're bringing in Loser Bonuses.

Here's how they work. Next to some of the racers' names is a number in parenthesis, such as (+0.1) or (+0.2). That means any wager you place on that team will get an extra couple of multiplier points tacked onto the regular multiplier they earn. Any place they rank will get that multiplier tacked on, with the exception of last place, which will still earn 0x.

That means if the team with a (+0.2) next to their name finishes 1st this week, they'll score 2.2x instead of the regular 2x. 2nd place would earn 1.7x instead of 1.5x, and so on down.

Remember, the only exception is last place, which will always get 0x. We don't want this to be a completely safe bet, do we?

I'm keeping a running tallies of each team's previous 3 weeks' payouts. Using those averages, I determine which teams have performed the worst overall. This is based on the payout tables before any extra Loser Bonuses are factored in.

For example, Nick & Vicki has been awful this season so far.

In Week 1, they finished 10th with a .4x multiplier.
In Week 2, they finished 8th with a .5x multiplier.
In Week 3, they finished 5th with a 1.1x multiplier.

Average it all together, and they at .6x for the past three weeks. An "average" team would just go 1x overall. Therefore, Nick & Vicki need to be bumped up by (+0.4) to get them back to average.

I only keep track of the last 3 weeks, so next week that .4x multiplier in Week 1 goes away, and maybe their average improves. Maybe.

TAR17 Teams Remaining
Brook/Claire
Chad/Stephenie
Connor/Jonathan
Gary/Mallory
Jill/Thomas
Katie/Rachel
Michael/Kevin (+0.2)
Nat/Kat (+0.2)
Nick/Vicki (+0.4)

So, do you go for the extra bonuses and go for a huge payoff, or is it still just not worth it? It's up to you!


These bonuses are either going to be fun, or they'll break the game in the most horribly hilarious way.


Table of contents
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,taffnic, 11:21 PM, 10-13-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,esquire, 00:05 AM, 10-14-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,MzTee, 00:27 AM, 10-14-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,samboohoo, 08:53 AM, 10-14-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,Starshine, 10:51 AM, 10-14-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,Belle Book, 04:26 PM, 10-14-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,Weez, 09:03 PM, 10-14-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,KwietOne, 01:59 AM, 10-15-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,cahaya, 10:46 AM, 10-15-10
    • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,Nume, 06:24 PM, 10-15-10
      • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,Jims02, 07:24 PM, 10-15-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,beau_30, 09:14 PM, 10-15-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,flipxcyd, 09:42 PM, 10-15-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,ARnutz, 09:36 AM, 10-16-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,5cats, 03:29 PM, 10-16-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,Molaholic, 10:04 PM, 10-16-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,Ontheroadagain, 11:48 PM, 10-16-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,vince3, 00:54 AM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,popeave, 10:31 AM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,bbenzenberg, 01:26 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,louislam, 02:18 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,HistoryDetective, 03:00 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,Snidget, 03:10 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,CTgirl, 04:12 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,kidflash212, 05:50 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,Jims02, 06:06 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,Element King, 06:21 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,chiubakka, 06:27 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,jbenz, 07:18 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,Yogi, 07:19 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,shilfiell, 07:28 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,kduck, 07:29 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,sarah1234, 07:35 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,michel, 07:45 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,IanQuentin, 07:54 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,vennui, 07:56 PM, 10-17-10
  • RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry,FFantasyFX, 07:57 PM, 10-17-10
  • OMG!,Georjanna, 08:07 PM, 10-17-10
    • RE: OMG!,Georjanna, 09:07 PM, 10-17-10

Messages in this discussion
"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by taffnic on 10-13-10 at 11:21 PM
Nick/Vicki-3


courtesy of Cap'n2patch



"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by esquire on 10-14-10 at 00:05 AM
15 on Katie/Rachel

"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by MzTee on 10-14-10 at 00:27 AM
Brook n Claire 20pts


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by samboohoo on 10-14-10 at 08:53 AM
All in on Chad & Steph.


Samboobree, brought to life by Arkie



"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by Starshine on 10-14-10 at 10:51 AM
Darn those Docs

Nicki and Vicki 5 points

In the probably vain hope of an improvement Nat and Kat 4 points


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by Belle Book on 10-14-10 at 04:26 PM
21 for Nat & Kat &
20 for Brook & Claire.



"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by Weez on 10-14-10 at 09:03 PM
Jill/Thomas -8
Nat/Kat - 7

"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by KwietOne on 10-15-10 at 01:59 AM
I just might bust out this week! I continue my downward spiral!

ALL-IN on Brook/Claire


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by cahaya on 10-15-10 at 10:46 AM
cahaya - 33

18 on Connor/Jonathan
9 on Gary/Mallory
6 on Nat/Kat for the Loser Bonus shot


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by Nume on 10-15-10 at 06:24 PM
All in on Nat/Kat (this is my first entry so I think I have 5 points to start?)

"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by Jims02 on 10-15-10 at 07:24 PM
Yep, you got it! 5 points to start.

Welcome aboard!


A 2003 IceCat original


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by beau_30 on 10-15-10 at 09:14 PM
All in The Docs. They gotta come in first again.

Take 4 points for Connor/Jonthan for Loser Bonuses

>


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by flipxcyd on 10-15-10 at 09:42 PM
Ha...

ALL-IN on Nick/Vicki

No, it's not a typo!


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by ARnutz on 10-16-10 at 09:36 AM
All in on Nat/Kat

"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by 5cats on 10-16-10 at 03:29 PM
Been with Nat and Kat so I'll stay with them with my 2 points!

"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by Molaholic on 10-16-10 at 10:04 PM
19 Jims in the bank...

What the heck, I'll bite --

9 on the Docs

9 on Brook & Clair

1 on Michael & Kevin


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by Ontheroadagain on 10-16-10 at 11:48 PM
What, no award for managing to drop 20 places in 1 week.

34. Ontheroadagain - 15

10 on Jill/Thomas
5 on Gary/Mallory



"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by vince3 on 10-17-10 at 00:54 AM
10 points remain... *sigh*

What the heck... All-in on Nick/Vicki again... worst that can happen is that I have 4 points for next week...


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by popeave on 10-17-10 at 10:31 AM
3. popeave - 60

Well, sonofagun! How did that every happen?! Usually "greatest gainer" for me just means I'm one step closer for candidacy as a contestant on "Biggest Loser".

This week, let's go with:
55 on Jill/Thomas
5 on Nick/Vicky

I like the loser bonus idea! It will be interesting to see how those numbers change over time.


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by bbenzenberg on 10-17-10 at 01:26 PM
19 to start

Brooke & Claire - 14
Connor & Jonathon - 5


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by louislam on 10-17-10 at 02:18 PM
2. louislam - 60 - Wow, never get into 2nd place before!!

Jims, I like your idea of Loser Bonuses!

20 on Brook/Claire
20 on Nat/Kat (+0.2)
15 on Gary/Mallory
5 on Connor/Jonathan

The Amazing Race Fan from Hong Kong!


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by HistoryDetective on 10-17-10 at 03:00 PM
6 on Connor/Jonathan
6 on Nat/Kat
6 on Brook/Claire


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by Snidget on 10-17-10 at 03:10 PM
19. Snidget - 22

Connor/Jonathan - 11
Gary/Mallory - 11


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by CTgirl on 10-17-10 at 04:12 PM
31. CTgirl - 18

5 on Brook and Claire
5 on Jill and Thomas
8 on Nat and Kat


surfkitty sig shop 2007


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by kidflash212 on 10-17-10 at 05:50 PM
41 on Jill & Thomas



Capn2patch put me in motion!


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by Jims02 on 10-17-10 at 06:06 PM
31 points.

21 points - Nat/Kat
10 points - Gary/Mallory


A 2003 IceCat original


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by Element King on 10-17-10 at 06:21 PM
Connor and Jonathan 13Points
Jill and Thomas 10Points

"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by chiubakka on 10-17-10 at 06:27 PM
chiubakka 36 pts

Jill/Thomas 13 pts
Chad/Stephanie 13 pts
Katie/Rachel 10 pts


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by jbenz on 10-17-10 at 07:18 PM
I think I should have 30. (You have me listed at 22 this week).

22 points on Connor-Jonathan

6 points on Nat-Kat

2 points on Chad-Stephanie


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by Yogi on 10-17-10 at 07:19 PM
Nice idea of Loser Bonuses..
Changed my pick as I am a sucker for Bonus points.

Nat/Kat (+0.2) x 74



"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by shilfiell on 10-17-10 at 07:28 PM
Starting with a big nine points:

3 points Nat/Kat
3 points Nick/Vicki
3 points banked


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by kduck on 10-17-10 at 07:29 PM
5 pts-Brooke/Claire
5-pts-Chad/Stephenie

"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by sarah1234 on 10-17-10 at 07:35 PM
sarah1234 - 56

Connor/Jonatan - 20
Brook/Claire - 20
Gary/Mallory - 16


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by michel on 10-17-10 at 07:45 PM
37. michel - 13

All in on Nat/Kat(+0.2)



Thanks Tribe!



"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by IanQuentin on 10-17-10 at 07:54 PM

The loser bonus has tempted me.

All in on Nat/Kat.


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by vennui on 10-17-10 at 07:56 PM

Nat/ Kat (+0.02) 30 points
Claire/ Brooke 20 points

3 points bank


"RE: TAR17 Casino Game - Wk3 Results / Wk4 Entry"
Posted by FFantasyFX on 10-17-10 at 07:57 PM
Wagers:
38 points on Katie/Rachel
1 point on Nat/Kat


"OMG!"
Posted by Georjanna on 10-17-10 at 08:07 PM
All 28 Jims on Jonathan and Connor ....

If it's not too late!


"RE: OMG!"
Posted by Georjanna on 10-17-10 at 09:07 PM
But, of course it was too late!

Rules are rules!

There is no way that this egregiously tardy entry will be counted!

Right? ...