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"TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry - Wk7..."

Week 7 Results
1st place - Rachel/Dave (2x)
2nd place - Bopper/Mark (1.6x)
3rd place - Art/J.J. (1.5x)
4th place - Brendon/Rachel (.5x)
5th place - Vanessa/Ralph (.4x)
6th place - Nary/Jamie (0x)

Easy to Hard

That was a really weird leg design. The two Detour options seemed shockingly easy, with the jumping one potentially completed in 60 seconds, while the other one didn't look like it could take hours or anything. But the Roadblock was genuinely difficult, causing a rare instance of all of the remaining teams ending up at the final challenge together.

Reminds me a lot of building that T-Rex during the Second Chances season. Can't think of that many other legs where one challenge dominated so heavily.

A Missed Opportunity?

The Perfect Bet Award is tie between IanQuentin and jbenz at 2.03x. They verrrrry narrowly edged out KwietOne (2.01x), michel (2x), bbenzenberg (1.99x), and CTgirl (1.97x). A lot of great scores this week! Congratulations!

This week's Greatest Gainer Award goes to CTgirl who climbed 5 ranks to join the Top 10 this week. Not too much shuffling overall with the myriad of Art/J.J. bets, but still a very nice accomplishment! Way to go!

It's weird how much Art & J.J. dominated the betting this week, even though Rachel & Dave have notched a bunch of wins already. Sure, they racked up a lot of the leftover/secondary bets, but very few people chose them as their #1.

Another missed opportunity was the bonus game, which was a real stinker. Every player who attempted it missed out, which is rough considering the bonus multiplier this week. Don't worry, you'll get a second chance.

Leaderboard
33. Max Headroom - 11
32. Wallflower66 - 15
31. Estee - 16
30. Scuba Steve - 69
29. Starshine - 77
28. alemattos - 89
27. Element King - 99
26. qwertypie - 106
25. sarah1234 - 111
24. michiganhugefan - 119
23. bbenzenberg - 167
22. shillfiell - 171
21. ARNutz - 254
20. esquire - 263
19. MzTee - 270
18. Ontheroadagain - 318
17. Molaholic - 327
16. flipxycd - 337
15. FFantasyFX - 349
14. Yogi - 372
13. vennui - 391
12. chiubakka - 394
11. kduck - 421
10. Weez - 557
9. Georjanna - 577
8. Jims02 - 581
7. CTgirl - 630
6. michel - 693
5. KwietOne - 704
4. beau_30 - 708
3. louislam - 719
2. jbenz - 803
1. IanQuentin - 898

Profit Multiplier - 1.3x

Some shuffling around toward the top, with IanQuentin seizing the lead by putting his bonus multiplier to good use. jbenz made a huge leap as well, though, so it's certainly a very close race. Especially with the dare bonuses, it feels like anything could happen.

And now it's time for the payout table, which is used for determining your... Wait a minute. What?

Well, this is kind of weird.

Week 8 Payout Table
1st place - 2x
2nd place - 1.6x
3rd place - 1.5x
4th place - .5x
5th place - .4x
6th place - 0x

Max Individual Bet - 325 points

I Dare You! I dare you to skip the regular wager this week, and only play in the bonus game! Don't worry, you weren't going to get that 2x anyway!
Dare Bonus Multiplier - 1.6x (for next week)

Huh, same payout table as last week. Strange.

Lucky 7!

Ah, don't get your eyes checked, because your vision is fine. We're playing Lucky 7 again! Exact same rules as last time, so check last week's thread for the rules.

Lucky 7 Payout Table
Adds to 7 - 5x
Doesn't Add - 0x

Max Bet - 80 points

As you can see, this week is exactly the same as last week, except the dare is inverted.

People overwhelmingly voted to accept the dare to skip the bonus game, so let's see if the reverse is true! Except, since the bonus game is technically a riskier venture than a straight bet, you'll get a 1.6x bonus next week instead of the 1.3x offered last week.

Accepting the dare may cause you to have to bank a whole bunch of points, but you still got a shot at hitting a +320 on the bonus game alone this week. And you'd have a whopping 1.6x bonus for next week, which is a huge advantage down the road. Choices, choices.

TAR20 Teams Remaining
Art/J.J.
Bopper/Mark
Brendon/Rachel
Nary/Jamie
Rachel/Dave
Vanessa/Ralph

Good luck!


When coming up with the dare last week, I wondered to myself, "Does blocking the bonus game create a game balance problem?" I'm still not sure what the game theory answer is, but this is me swinging back in the opposite direction.

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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry - Wk7...   Jims02     04-11-12       
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   flipxcyd     04-12-12     1  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   michiganhugefan     04-12-12     2  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   ARnutz     04-13-12     3  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   Starshine     04-13-12     4  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   Max Headroom     04-13-12     5  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   Weez     04-13-12     6  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   IanQuentin     04-14-12     7  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   KwietOne     04-14-12     8  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   Molaholic     04-14-12     9  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   chiubakka     04-14-12     10  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   Ontheroadagain     04-14-12     11  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   CTgirl     04-14-12     12  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   esquire     04-14-12     13  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   shilfiell     04-15-12     14  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   alemattos     04-15-12     15  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   bbenzenberg     04-15-12     16  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   Estee     04-15-12     17  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   MzTee     04-15-12     18  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   Georjanna     04-15-12     19  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   louislam     04-15-12     20  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   jbenz     04-15-12     21  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   vennui     04-15-12     22  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   Element King     04-15-12     23  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   beau_30     04-15-12     24  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   Jims02     04-15-12     25  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   Yogi     04-15-12     26  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   michel     04-15-12     27  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   sarah1234     04-15-12     28  
   RE: TAR20 Casino Game - Wk8 Entry -...   FFantasyFX     04-15-12     29  

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