# The most basic of questions, sorry. Paper Rock Scissors

#### dandare30

##### New member
Firstly I apologise for the most basic of questions....

I want to know the odds for the game Paper Rock Scissors.

What are the odds of winning

What are the odds of drawing

#### Klaas van Aarsen

##### MHB Seeker
Staff member
Firstly I apologise for the most basic of questions....

I want to know the odds for the game Paper Rock Scissors.

What are the odds of winning

What are the odds of drawing

The probability to win in a single round is $\frac 13$.
The odds of winning in a single round are $1:2$. That is 1 possibility to win versus 2 equally likely possibilities to not-win.
If we keep going after a draw until someone wins, then the probability to win becomes $\frac 12$, and the odds to win becomes $1:1$.
The probability for drawing becomes $0$, and the odds for drawing becomes $0:1$.