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Old 09-12-2020, 08:43 PM   #9
Loitering with intent
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Originally Posted by KingAnon View Post
Why don't people bet on races with less horses instead of races with more horses?

On the surface, you have a much better chance of winning something in a race with 4-6 horses than a race with 10+ horses.
If the goal in this game were to "win something"...then we would be overjoyed with the plethora of odds-on winners that we see. But we are not...because we were originally attracted to this game by its "bet a little to win a lot" aspect. And this expectation can hardly be fulfilled by the promise offered by the 4-6 horse field.
"A fool and his money...were lucky to get together in the first place."
-- Anonymous
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