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Unwinnable prices on the internet

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Language
English
Abstract
Some websites offer a spinning wheel where you, in return for your e-mail address, can win prices and discounts and products. I dove into the code which powers this 'game', and discovered that many prices can't be won, even when altering the probabilities. In this talk I will discuss what I discovered, what I tried, and what the results were.

Some websites offer a spinning wheel where you, in return for your e-mail address, can win prices and discounts and products. I dove into the code which powers this 'game', and discovered that many prices can't be won. By altering the javascript code which powers these games it's possible to alter the probabilities, but that does not help to win the interesting prices which lure you into giving your e-mail address. In this talk I will discuss what I discovered, how I did this, and what the results were. Last but not least I will try to find what the law says about this practice.

Talk ID
rc3-nowhere-201
Event:
rc3-2021
Day
1
Room
r3s - Monheim/Rhein
Start
8 p.m.
Duration
00:25:00
Track
r3s - RemoteRheinRuhr Talk
Type of
Lightning Talk
Speaker
Roland Meertens
Talk Slug & media link
rc3-2021-r3s-201-unwinnable-prices-on-the-internet

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