Salutations Senors, Senoras, Senoritas, Statisticians & Strategists,
(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter ‘S’)
What better way to spend your time than talking math. So from time-to-time, I’ll come to you with a post that delves into the wonderful world of numbers, stats, and/or strategies.
While we’ve previously discussed Springfield Downs and the Go Kart Track a couple months ago, over the next few weeks, we’ll continue to look at most of the Minigames found within our game. After discussing Claw Machine yesterday, we continue our journey today with the Scratch-R!
[Note: Alissa wrote a wonderful post on the Scratch-R and Golden Scratch-R over 4 years ago that can be found HERE. I’ll basically re-iterate what she said for the Scratch-R and throw in some more calculations to average the profitability of this minigame venture.]
The Scratch-R minigame is played at a Kwik-e-Mart, and is similar to Sideshow You in Krustyland. It can be played once every 6 hours. The game cost $250 to play. In this minigame, the player scratches the 3 Scratch-R zones to reveal a pattern of Itchy and Scratchy’s favorite weapons of choices and wins a corresponding prize.
Here are the pattern of weapons and their corresponding prizes a player may scratch:
The rarest of these rewards with a 1% probability is three axes which yields $10,000 for a net profit of $9,750 after the initial $250 to play. Even the smallest prize awards you $350 on your initial investment of $250, for a profit of $100. Therefore, it is quite beneficial to continue to play the Scratch-R routinely.
Now for some profitability calculations.
If you play 100 times, it is expected that you would win:
($10,000 x 1) + ($2,500 x 4) + ($1,250 x 10) + ($750* 20) + ($500 x 32) + ($350 x 33) = $75,050
If you play 100 times, it is known that to play 100 times you would pay:
$250 x 100 = $25.000
With the difference of these two, your net profit after playing 100 times is:
$75,050 – $25,000 = $50,050
Therefore, on average, taking the few seconds it takes to play the Scratch-R will earn you a profit of just over $500 per play. Quite beneficial in my opinion.
Do you play the Scratch-R? How many times do you usually play in a week? Have you revealed 3 axes before? What stats or strategy related topic would you like discussed? Share your thoughts. You know we love hearing from you. And be sure to come back Monday for the Eliminator.