### In the future, people will be dumb

Dec. 29th, 2007 12:46 pmThere is exactly one casino in the world of Mass Effect. That casino offers exactly one game. That game has a 19.88% player edge following a very simple basic strategy. I spent five minutes with a spreadsheet to figure this out.

Despite this, the casino is apparently raking in huge profits with this game, and the players haven't figured out how to beat it. One sidequest involves an alien who has spent the last

*five years*studying strategies for the game, and after all that, has resorted to inventing a

*cheating device*to win at it.

Maybe he should have asked one of the AIs. Sheesh.