# The Guys - Logic #3 - The Casino

Oh boy, the guys went to the casino..

Let's see what these three are up to tonight. I wonder if going to the casino was a good idea?? Maybe for a couple of them.

Start the two minute timer... The blackjack player, who didn't break even or win (like the roulette player) decided to watch Michael and Charles for a little while before ordering another drink - come to think of it, since Charles won tonight he should pay for the drink!

Did you figure out who won, lost, or broke even playing blackjack, roulette, or poker?

• I've downvoted this (and the other two virtually identical puzzles posted at the same time) because it seems like more work was put into attracting attention with the images than into making the actual puzzles themselves. The images (and commentary, like "start the two-minute timer") are entirely unnecessary -- I'd prefer more high-quality, thought-out puzzles at a less frequent rate.
– Deusovi
Commented May 13, 2019 at 6:18
• you are wrong. they all very different. if you can't solve them, don't down vote, try easier puzzle. nothing to be ashamed of @Deusovi. Keep practicing, you will one day be able to solve these. Commented May 13, 2019 at 7:17
• @JohnS. I'm going to point you, again, to this comment. You...probably should find out a bit about who you're responding to, before condescendingly suggesting their critique and suggestion for future improvement is due to their inability to solve a puzzle you intentionally made to be trivial. You want folks to point out how your puzzles are perhaps not as high quality as you think? I'll obligingly point out that Ways to work is not actually solvable, as I've noted in a comment on the lone answer there. Some humility and civility might do you good.
– Rubio
Commented May 13, 2019 at 8:15
• There are several reasons why imo we typically consider these puzzles "low quality". 1) "Logic grid" puzzles, especially of this magnitude, are very standard and nothing new. 2) Puzzles of this type and size are easy to create. 3) There are virtually no new ideas being presented within the puzzle. Go look at the site's top original puzzles so you get a sense of what we want to see. We want a twist, or a clever mechanism, or a great new idea, or an artistic craft within the logic itself. What we don't want is more of what we know exists. Commented May 15, 2019 at 1:35
• Not here to be an artisan. And I have adopted a strict policy of not replying to anyone's criticism of specific puzzles unless they have either provided the answer to that puzzle, or created one better.. Easy to sit back and throw stones. Takes a real puzzle maker though to get in the ring with his content. Commented May 15, 2019 at 2:07

The details are virtually given directly...

Blackjack player Lost and Roulette player Won (thus Poker player Broke Even)
Losing Blackjack player is Anthony (watched the others), and Charles Won (so is the Roulette player), leaving Michael as the Break Even Poker player

All the starting possibles:

(C)harles, (A)nthony, (M)ichael; (W)in, (E)vens, (L)ose; (B)lackJack, (P)oker, (R)oulette.

 CWB CWP CWR
CEB CEP CER
CLB CLP CLR

AWB AWP AWR
AEB AEP AER
ALB ALP ALR

MWB MWP MWR
MEB MEP MER
MLB MLP MLR

The BlackJack player lost:

We can remove all $$B\{!L\}=B\{W,E\}$$, and all $$\{P,R\}L=\{!B\}L$$.

 CWP CWR
CEP CER
CLB

AWP AWR
AEP AER
ALB

MWP MWR
MEP MER
MLB

The Roulette player won:

We can remove all $$R\{!W\}=R\{E,L\}$$, and all $$\{B,P\}W=\{!R\}W$$.

 CWR
CEP
CLB

AWR
AEP
ALB

MWR
MEP
MLB

Anthony played BlackJack:

We can remove all $$A\{!B\}=A\{P,R\}$$, and all $$\{P,R\}A=\{!B\}A$$.

 CWR
CEP

ALB

MWR
MEP

Charles won:

We can remove all $$C\{!W\}=C\{E,L\}$$, and all $$\{A,M\}W=\{!C\}W$$.

 CWR
ALB
MEP
This is all the information provided used, and provides the unique answer:

Charles won at Roulette, Anthony lost at BlackJack, Michael broke even at Poker.