Posted By: phil simborg In Response To: Opinions About Giving Odds (Seth)
Date: Tuesday, 15 April 2014, at 2:47 a.m.
In Response To: Opinions About Giving Odds (Seth)
If nobody is "hustling" anyone and you truly are looking to play a game with reasonably fair odds, you can simply have odds that float with the results.
There are many ways to do this, but one way is simply to play groups of games and see how they turn out. For example, you can play 5 money games and if the better player wins, he only collects 80 percent of the stake, but if he loses, he pays 100 percent of whatever the stake is. If, after the 5 game session, the better player wins, then the next session, the better player only gets 65 percent if he wins, and you keep going until the other player finally wins and the amount of money passing is not high.
Another way is to give the poorer play the opening roll, and after 5 games if he is behind X amount, then you given him an opening 4-2; and after 5 more games if he is down more, you give him an opening 3-1; and if he's still down, an opening 3-1 and the next roll, etc. Of course, if it goes the other way, you take away any handicaps to the poorer player.
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