Deal Or No Deal might seem like a random game of chance, but there is always a strategy available to give you a winning edge.

The first Deal or No Deal strategy, is understanding the odds of the game. Ideally, a contestant will want to keep as many six figure numbers in play for as long as possible. Keeping a “players board” is the best way to know when to accept the bankers offer.

The term “players board” is used when there are, for example, two cases left to open, and there are three high amounts left in play. If a contestant does reach the “players board” it would usually be wise to continue, until it was not, and then accept whatever the bankers offer is, as it would eliminate further risk taking.

The other, more complicated Deal Or No Deal strategy, is using simple maths to determine the average value of the cases. For example, if the remaining cases on the board are £5, £1,000, £50,000, £100,000 and £300,000 averaging about £90,000 and the banker offers £70,000 the player should, most likely, continue playing.

Then, if the contestant knocks out the £100,000 case on the next round (averaging about £87,000), and the banker offers £92,000 it would, technically, be a good deal.

Obviously, this is harder to do with the high stress and adrenalin, and the thought that the chosen case could hold that last six figure number, so the contestant might bring along mathematician friends as a support group – the contestant would not want to leave with just £5.

Understanding the actual maths behind Deal Or No Deal is vital.

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