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If you were offered your choice of $5,000 for sure put right in your hand, or one roll of a pair of dice to win $100,000, if what you called comes up, which would you choose?

tncdel 2013/02/14 13:02:36
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  • Dustin 2013/02/14 13:36:03
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Dustin
    +4
    Because a sure bet is a sure bet. With 5gs I can actually make some money and open up options. While it takes longer theres less chance of walking aways with nothing.

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  • Lobster Man 2013/02/15 00:58:39
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Lobster Man
    I like a sure thing I don't feel lucky enough to call the dice right,
  • Jdogg 2013/02/14 21:38:00
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Jdogg
    I will take the sure thing, Be my luck I would lose.
  • Sing_it_Out 2013/02/14 20:09:57
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Sing_it_Out
    I like the odds when they're 100% in my favor and I could really use that $5,000 right now.
  • Country Gentleman 2013/02/14 19:31:40
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Country Gentleman
    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
  • wtw 2013/02/14 17:36:59
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    wtw
    easy choice
  • Hannie 2013/02/14 17:24:01
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Hannie
    I'm not a gambler.
  • Phil 2013/02/14 16:55:58
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Phil
    I don't gamble free money.
  • Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA 2013/02/14 16:02:48
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA
    A sure thing is always better than a gamble
  • macbeth 2013/02/14 15:54:12
    Roll the dice for $100,000 if what I call comes up [explain].
    macbeth
    I'm not by nature a gambler, but with 50/50 odds I doubt if I could resist that one.
  • Country... macbeth 2013/02/14 19:38:16 (edited)
    Country Gentleman
    Your odds at best are actually 1/6 or a 16.67% chance of having the number you chose come up. Still going to gamble on it now?
  • macbeth Country... 2013/02/14 20:18:56
    macbeth
    +1
    Sorry...........miscalculated the odds, badly. For some reason I was thinking about red and black in roulette, (perhaps because I played a bit of online roulette recently). Ah well, no I wouldn't gamble on it after all ;((
  • Jeff 2013/02/14 15:05:17 (edited)
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Jeff
    $5K in my hand is not enough for me to risk losing it. Now if I had a net worth of much more, i might.

    If I had no job, would I turn down a good job offer, because I had an interview for a much better one, later that day?
  • John Hall 2013/02/14 14:31:29
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    John Hall
    Ill take the sure thing of 5000 because I'm not that lucky .
  • Fran-Halen 2013/02/14 14:29:58
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Fran-Halen
    Sure money. I am not so lucky in games of chance.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2013/02/14 14:13:11 (edited)
    Roll the dice for $100,000 if what I call comes up [explain].
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    I am starting with nothing, so if I roll the dice and lose, I am still at zero but if I win, I am way ahead.
  • deidara.trueart 2013/02/14 14:09:50
  • Mytstar... deidara... 2013/02/14 16:05:35 (edited)
    Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Obama would leave you with less than $4000 the government gets a third
  • deidara... Mytstar... 2013/02/14 16:06:17
  • ☆ QueenAline 2013/02/14 14:06:23
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    ☆ QueenAline
    +1
    gambling is an addiction and an illness......i'll take the 5 grand and run
  • Jackie ... ☆ Queen... 2013/02/14 14:14:23
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Oh piffle, gambling can be an addiction/illness for some it is true, but for most it is just fun- monopoly with real money.
  • ☆ Queen... Jackie ... 2013/02/14 14:16:45
    ☆ QueenAline
    +1
    i am living proof that gambling is an addiction...My DH is the addicted one....so don't tell me piffie......maybe some can escape it's hold on you, but if you have an addictive personality, you're sucked in unless you seek help.....I can testify to this..........
  • Jackie ... ☆ Queen... 2013/02/14 14:23:54
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Look, I am sorry that you had your experience but the numbers of those addicted vs. those who gamble is very small. That is not belittling anyone, and I acknowledged that some have the problem; fact is that most do not.
  • Jeff ☆ Queen... 2013/02/14 15:20:08
    Jeff
    People with addictive personalities can get hooked on substances, but can gamble a little for fun and easily walk away.
  • ☆ Queen... Jeff 2013/02/14 17:55:00
    ☆ QueenAline
    +1
    really........you have a link for that information
  • Mytstar... ☆ Queen... 2013/02/14 16:11:28
    Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA
    I was never a gambler... although I would bet on some of my skills or abilities such as shooting pool ... but never with out first observing my competition... I do know people with gambling addictions.... its insane!
  • superangrymonkey 2013/02/14 14:01:29
    Roll the dice for $100,000 if what I call comes up [explain].
    superangrymonkey
    Everyone here is a goddamned liar. You didn't have the $5K before What would you miss by going for $100K? Taking a gamble is human nature.
  • Mytstar... superan... 2013/02/14 16:13:10
    Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA
    Hey buddy ... I am not a liar... I know what I would do... and I would take the $5000
  • Silverlocust 2013/02/14 13:46:01
    Roll the dice for $100,000 if what I call comes up [explain].
    Silverlocust
    +2
    100,000 is a bigger number, so I like that one.

    It's a poorly worded question anyway. If I roll the two dice, what combination do I have to roll to get the $100,000?

    Let's suppose I just have to roll a number 6 say. That's an 11 to 36 chance, not bad.
    But if I have to roll a double, not so good. That's only a 1 in 6 chance.
    And if I have to roll a combination that totals 7? Again, only 1 in 6.
    But if I have to roll a total of 7 or more, that's a promising 21 in 36 chance - excellent, I'd definitely take that for $100,000.
  • User De... Silverl... 2013/02/14 13:52:04
    User Deactivated
    'If what you called comes up' It says in the question you're chancing that 100 grand on the dice landing as you call it.
  • tncdel Silverl... 2013/02/14 13:58:34
    tncdel
    You call anything from a 2 to a 12. What's so hard to understand about that? If you call a 9 and you get a 3 and a 6 to total a 9, you won the money.
  • Silverl... tncdel 2013/02/14 14:38:32
    Silverlocust
    Sorry, I don't play dice or craps or whatever it is, so I'm not familiar.

    So you just total the two dice yeah? If that's the case, I certainly wouldn't be calling 9 - that only has a 4 in 36 chance of coming up.
    The best bet is 7 as that's a 6 in 36 chance - and I'd still go for the $100,000
    My reasoning being, I'm outlaying the $5,000 I could have had, for the chance of winning 20x more ($100,000). But my odds of winning are 6 to 1.
    That's a pretty reasonable gamble, so long as I can afford to lose the $5,000 I didn't have in the first place.
  • Mytstar... Silverl... 2013/02/14 16:15:50
    Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA
    didnt you read the question... it said to roll a pair of dice to come up a number of your call
  • Silverl... Mytstar... 2013/02/14 16:45:21
    Silverlocust
    +1
    To be accurate, the question says "... if what you call comes up".
    Given that my knowledge of rolling dice as a means of gambling is nil, "calling" something could mean that I call a pair (two sixes say) or an odd number and an even one, or a combined total over 7 etc.
    Anyway, I explained my choice above. Cheers.
  • Mytstar... Silverl... 2013/02/14 18:35:39
    Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    My Bad
  • Dustin 2013/02/14 13:36:03
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Dustin
    +4
    Because a sure bet is a sure bet. With 5gs I can actually make some money and open up options. While it takes longer theres less chance of walking aways with nothing.
  • Broken 2013/02/14 13:34:59
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Broken
    +4
    I have always been terrible at games of chance and I could sure use the cash!
  • Jeff Broken 2013/02/14 15:12:47
    Jeff
    Yeah. "A bird in the hand is worth two in ........"

    Would I turn down a job offer, because I had an interview for a much better job, later that day?
  • Broken Jeff 2013/02/14 21:26:43
    Broken
    I would not. But then I would also try not to be in that situation. I always try to give myself somreasonable amount of time to evaluate the offer (as if the described scenario has EVER happened to me - Ha! I wish!!). Since I am married, I would ask for 1 day to discuss with my wife. I think that is reasonable for most people. Then I would know whaether the second interview went well enough to risk losing the offer in hand.
  • Jeff Smith 2013/02/14 13:31:47
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Jeff Smith
    +4
    I don't gamble
  • Platinum Fangs 2013/02/14 13:31:01
    $5,000 in my hand now [tell us why].
    Platinum Fangs
    +3
    1/12 chance. Lousy odds.

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