What Do You Learn From 50 Games of Deal or No Deal?

This is part two of my odyssey into the glitzy, glamorous, data-driven world of game show analysis. If you’re new here, check out part one.

A few rows from the database, showing some of the variety of data I’ve captured already

What actually matters

That’s all nice and good, but what actually drives the dynamics of the game? Let’s look at some immediate suspects.

When the million is found, the expected value decreases by $73,730, whereas when a penny is found, it only increases by $17,180

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