Maybe You Actually Can Strategize The Wheel?

November 11, 2013

Aurora De Lucia smiling at the wheel on Price is RightI’ve said before that the Price is Wheel is mainly just luck/fate/what have you – that you could spin all day and potentially never spin $1.

But I think that actually might not be true.

Sometimes I watch The Price is Right and some wheel scenario will happen. For instance, someone will end up doing two spins that add up to a dollar – but in their second spin you’ll be able to tell they ended almost halfway around the wheel from where they started.

Then, in their bonus spin, if they know the last spin they did took them to the other half of the wheel, they should spin differently to try and make it so they land in the dollar area. That may mean spinning much less hard, trying to finesse the wheel. Or it may mean spinning a good amount harder to try and get back to the dollar area. But either way, if you’ve seen you end up all the way on the other side of the wheel, maybe a different spin strategy is in order if you need to try to get back to where you started.

Now, of course it’s not gonna be an exact science since you haven’t gotten to practice with the wheel beforehand. But you can still make an educated guess to improve your odds.

I don’t know about you, but I’d never really thought about that before. I always thought about my “lucky spin” – the way I’d spin the wheel if I ever got on the show – how many clicks I’d go up before I went down (3), and all that jazz. But I never thought, “Okay, watch the 1st spin. See where you start and end and judge if you want to do that approximate distance again… And if not, change up your spin.

But as a viewer who sees that all the time now (of course everything looks more simple at home), I think there is at least maybe a way to semi-strategize the wheel. (That’s assuming you need a second or bonus spin. For the first one, all I can say is good luck.)

I'd love to hear from you! So whaddya say?