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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #60 on: November 29, 2018, 09:55:45 PM »
I think this would been illegal, or at the very least run afoul of the S&P rules - even if the "rigging" was in the contestant's favor.

And in today's environment, with HD and DVR capabilities, it wouldn't have taken a second for some sharp eyed viewer to spot it and post it all over the internet.  Pretending someone won a game that was rigged for them to win, and using that for publicity would be almost as bad as getting caught rigging a game for a player to lose.

Assuming that would be the scenario, aside from repeated $50k wins every time being the dead giveaway of potential wrongdoing, would someone at home be able to see the wires within the board to know if the game was rigged or not?
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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #61 on: November 29, 2018, 10:02:08 PM »
While HD is good, there are limits to how fine the details can be. While you might not be able to see any wires themselves, the physics of the chips would most certainly give it away with some careful analysis of the footage.
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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2018, 10:18:44 PM »
IIRC the promo they used it for didn't show the "chip" being dropped, just landing in the 10K slot. They had no need to make it look realistic.

EDIT: Yep. Also makes me wonder if they weighted the bottom of the box to ensure it always landed in the correct orientation.

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2018, 11:20:55 PM »
I think this would been illegal, or at the very least run afoul of the S&P rules - even if the "rigging" was in the contestant's favor.

And in today's environment, with HD and DVR capabilities, it wouldn't have taken a second for some sharp eyed viewer to spot it and post it all over the internet.  Pretending someone won a game that was rigged for them to win, and using that for publicity would be almost as bad as getting caught rigging a game for a player to lose.
Yes, that's why I said it would be a PR nightmare. Even having to give the contestant $30,000 because of the error looked bad itself.

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #64 on: November 30, 2018, 04:15:50 PM »
What if Clock Game John had played Poker Game? Would "Poker Game John" have become a game show legend?

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #65 on: December 02, 2018, 03:26:27 PM »
How about this: what if Superball had remained off the chopping block?
Let me rephrase my previous question:

What if Superball had remained in circulation, and instead Plinko was axed?