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Answered Coinflip odds

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After using coinflip (and subsequently losing a few thousand), I noticed that the odds don't seem to be in your favor. Any time you bet N credits, you either win N/2 credits, or you lose N credits. You have a 50/50 chance of winning or losing (whether you pick heads or tails has no effect on your chances). Therefore, on average, you always lose credits. Is this intentional?
 

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You get back the N credits you bet + the N/2 credits you've won. So it's not a loss. Gaining in coinflip is 2/1 which means you have to win twice to compensate for one loss.
 
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