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I think this might be fun enough to encourage vending sales.
Customer makes selection and pays.
"You've selected the Sun Chips. Would you like to trade your chips for a chance to select between two other hidden doors?"
Hidden behind these doors might be a newly-developed and in market-testing
item, a slow-selling item, occasionally an item of much higher value, or one of marginal value, like a stick of gum perhaps.
Legal ramifications could be tricky to work around gambling laws.
There is a Monte Hall Problem
[xandram, Jun 19 2012]
||Hmmm - that's not how the Monty Hall problem
works though. You'd need to pay the price for two
chocolate bars and press the 'chocolate bar'
button on the machine. Then you'd be shown
three doors and it would be explained that two of
the doors have a chocolate bar behind them and
one has three chocolate bars behind it.
You'd pick one door and one of the other two
doors would open, to reveal a chocolate bar. Then
you'd be asked whether you want to stick with
your original choice or switch to the other
unopened door. The door you then choose would
dispense its chocolate bar(s). Hint: Always switch
to the other unopened door.
||<beats machine in frustration and rage>But I just want a fecking chocolate bar you stuped feckin mach-feckin-chine</bmifar>
||Fine idea, but how do you get the goats to fit in the machine?
||Also, has anyone consider'd the concept of a 3-Card Monte Hall Trick?