What is Win-Reverse-Inn-Betting?

I’ve been receiving calls from different people wanting to know more about a
phenomenon called ‘Win-Reverse-Inn-Betting’.

Have you ever played the game show ‘Jeopardy’ or a word puzzle game like ‘Scrabble’ or ‘Scrabble Junior’?

If so, you’ll know how important it is to get the right word or phrase in the right place at the right time. Getting the right letters in the right order is more than important – it’s critical. On ‘Jeopardy’ contestants occasionally stumble upon words and phrases they’re not familiar with, leading to embarrassing moments. On ‘Scrabble’ players can rack up big points by choosing a difficult word or phrase, only to have their hopes dashed when they misspelled the answer.

What is ‘Win-Reverse-Inn-Betting’?

Well, in ‘Win-Reverse-Inn-Betting’, contestants win IF they answer a question correctly AND they were paired with a skilled opponent. When a contestant wins, they receive a cash prize and the opportunity to play another round. The game ends when one of the contestants obtains three victories or when time expires.

Unlike ‘Jeopardy’ and similar games, in ‘Win-Reverse-Inn-Betting’ contestants play against opponents of roughly equal ability. Also, in ‘Win-Reverse-Inn-Betting’ contestants are not eliminated after each round. Instead, the player’s performance over several rounds determines whether or not they win the game. So, if a contestant answers several questions incorrectly, they will not win the game. However, if they answer a question correctly but were previously paired with an opponent who outscored them by a substantial margin, they may still lose. In such cases, the game ends in a tie and no one wins. In other words, in ‘Win-Reverse-Inn-Betting’ the skill of the opponents is always taken into consideration and nothing is guaranteed.

Why play ‘Win-Reverse-Inn-Betting’?

First off, let’s establish that this is a game for entertainment purposes only and that winning does not translate to winning the game. In fact, the money in the prize pool is merely a small fraction of what would be awarded under traditional game show rules. The real attraction of ‘Win-Reverse-Inn-Betting’ is the ability to play against competitors whose skill is always taken into account. Another unique aspect of the game is the tied endings in which no player ever really wins. This provides for some interesting opportunities for players who have played the game multiple times and are looking for that one opponent they can beat. It’s also great for players who enjoy playing against the computer – because even though they’re not taking the game seriously, they can have some fun with it.

Does ‘Win-Reverse-Inn-Betting’ have a name?

Well, it does indeed have a name – it’s called ‘Reverse Inn Betting’, a play on words that makes reference to the hotel chain ‘Inn & out’ and how you win an inn room by answering a few questions correctly. The originators of the game created it as a parody of sorts of game shows that pit two contestants against each other – ‘Jeopardy’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ being the most obvious examples. Like those shows, ‘Reverse Inn Betting’ features questions from multiple categories that contestants have to choose from. In fact, many of the questions on the show are direct copies of questions from ‘Jeopardy’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’. In ‘Reverse Inn Betting’, contestants are only required to answer as many questions as they have in their bank plus one. When they’ve done that, they’re automatically dropped off the graph. So, the game is over without any possibility of them earning any more money. The intent is to provide the viewer with a light humorous diversion while still keeping the integrity of the game and its structure intact. This is not a typical gambling or betting game where the house takes a large cut of the action. In ‘Reverse Inn Betting’ the money is being distributed among the players, which, as mentioned, is very rarely done in real life scenarios. It’s a good way to provide competitive play while also keeping things entertaining for the audience.

Is it worth playing?

Yes, ‘Win-Reverse-Inn-Betting’ is definitely worth playing. Like I said, it’s a humorous and innovative game that provides for some interesting tie scenarios. As for whether or not you’ll actually want to play the game after reading this article, that’s entirely up to you. You can apply whatever logic you want to the facts presented here, but the final verdict depends on whether or not you think it’s funny.