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# Why you should now gamble at Springfield Downs every time

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The racetrack is now is a descent way of converting Game Dollars to XP :!: Even in the worst case of loosing all your money, you get 50 XP for $2,000 G$. That is 40 G$ per XP. Not a bad deal: Compare it to the old buy/sell Weather Station that cost 7,125 G$ for around 118 XP (this number depends on your bonus multiplier) which comes to roughly 60 G$ per XP. The only thing is that you can only run the track once every 8 hours, unless you are spending donuts.

I hope this helps those who are trying to level up or chasing bonus rounds for donuts.

I think I have actually won back what I lost before the change in the odds system too (given I didn't play more than 3-4 times, before I never looked back that time around).

I play every time I can now...

Dude, who did your math?

2:1 odds = 33.3% odds of winning

5:1 = 16.6%

9:1 = 10%

19:1 = 5%

99:1 = 1%

The change in odds has improved to returns being exactly even. So if you bet $100,000 your expected return is $100,000.

While your math is correct from a statistical point, I still believe you are incorrect...

You should expect to win 50% of the time on the 2:1 ratio...

I think the odds they give are as accurate as the scale of the city. Because I've lost a lot playing it over the last few days.

The odds on the payouts do NOT need to add up to 100%. While the board will be in the neighborhood of 100% when added up it doesn't have to be.

The odds a horse is paying do not reflect the horse's odds of actually winning a race, only the public's perception. Some may have a greater chance to win than their payout suggests (an overlay) or vice versa. I have no idea if the code reflects this, however thought it is possible and could be regenerated for each race for all I know..

I'm seeing now how the numbers were calculated. The odds ratio was taken leaving 1/3rd of the races unaccounted for. Previously the total was over 100% which made it terrible. But now it appears you should be getting a 50% return on your bets. For example betting twice costing $4,000 should net you $6,000 (rounding for ease). Or betting 100 times at the low odds will net $300,000.

I'm now I'm agreement with OP. I just had to run the numbers twice.

However, there's the other possibility that they're not using ratios and a 2:1 odds means the dog wins half the time. Strangely this appears to lower the return on the bets to about 15%.

Thanks guys for making me need to break out my statistics textbooks if I can find them.

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