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The user interface of the Dabo mini-game

Dabo is a mini-game introduced in Season Two: Ancient Enemies of Star Trek Online.

Where & how to play[edit]

Dabo can be played in various locations troughout the game. Simply walk up to the dabo table in one of the following places:

The Dabo wheel has a total of 36 slots, 27 on which you can bet. Bets can be placed between 10 to 100 Energy Credits or Gold-Pressed Latinum. Payouts will always be rewarded as latinum.

Values[edit]

After the wheel is turned, the icons from the three wheels at an individual slot are compared by

  • Dabo colors.png Color (red, green, blue)
  • Dabo shapes.png Shape (square, circle, triangle)
  • Dabo count.png Count (one, two or three)

The payouts depend on the number of matches in these three categories.

Example[edit]

Dabo Example 1.png

In this example, there is a match of two icons with regard to shape (the color-less triangle and the red triangles) and a match with regard to count (three triangles and three squares). This result is abbreviated: "Shape X 2 Count X 2"

As the inner wheel has no color, ideally, one can get a match of three icons with regard to count and shape and a match of two icons with regard to color. Such a combination (Shape X 3 Color X 2 Count X 3) is called a Dabo.

Special icons[edit]

There are additional icons, that may modify the result:

  • Dabo Swirl icon.png The so called Swirl is a joker, that can act as any color, shape or count
  • Dabo Quark icon.png Two or more Quarks give a high payout.
  • Dabo DS9 icon.png DS9 icons work like Quarks, but have a lower multiplier
  • Dabo Black Hole icon.png A black hole will match with nothing except itself and swirls.

A combination of three DS9s, Swirls and Quarks are special Dabos with increased payouts.

Payouts[edit]

The following table lists the combinations and their payouts.

Combination Type Example Payout Probability Expected Payout
Shape X 3 Color X 2 Count X 3 Dabo Dabo tri white 3 icon.pngDabo tri green 3 icon.pngDabo tri green 3 icon.png 1,000% 1.68% 16.78%
Dabo DS9 icon.png X 3 Dabo Dabo DS9 white icon.pngDabo DS9 icon.pngDabo DS9 icon.png 15,000% 0.06% 8.68%
Dabo Swirl icon.png X 3 Dabo Dabo Swirl white icon.pngDabo Swirl icon.pngDabo Swirl icon.png 100,000% 0.02% 17.15%
Dabo Quark icon.png X 3 Dabo Dabo Quark white icon.pngDabo Quark icon.pngDabo Quark icon.png 200,000% <0.01% 4.29%
Shape X 3 Three of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo tri green 3 icon.pngDabo tri blue 2 icon.png 150% 0.69% 1.04%
Shape X 3 Color X 2 Three of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo tri green 3 icon.pngDabo tri green 2 icon.png 150% 0.35% 0.52%
Shape X 3 Count X 2 Three of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo tri red 3 icon.pngDabo tri green 3 icon.png 150% 2.55% 3.82%
Shape X 3 Color x 2 Count X 2 Three of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo tri red 3 icon.pngDabo tri red 1 icon.png 150% 2.66% 3.99%
Count X 3 Three of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo cir green 1 icon.pngDabo squ blue 1 icon.png 200% 0.69% 1.39%
Color X 2 Count X 3 Three of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo cir blue 1 icon.pngDabo squ blue 1 icon.png 200% 0.35% 0.69%
Shape X 3 Count X 3 Three of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo tri blue 1 icon.pngDabo tri red 1 icon.png 200% 0.58% 0.87%
Shape X 2 Color X 2 Count X 3 Three of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo squ blue 1 icon.pngDabo squ blue 1 icon.png 200% 2.66% 5.32%
Shape X 2 Count X 3 Three of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo squ red 1 icon.pngDabo squ blue 1 icon.png 200% 2.55% 5.09%
Shape X 2 Two of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo tri red 3 icon.pngDabo squ blue 2 icon.png 10% 10.65% 1.06%
Count X 2 Two of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo cir green 3 icon.pngDabo squ blue 1 icon.png 15% 10.65% 1.60%
Shape X 2 Count X 2 Two of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo cir green 3 icon.pngDabo tri red 3 icon.png 15% 20.03% 3.00%
Color X 2 Two of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo squ red 3 icon.pngDabo cir red 2 icon.png 20% 2.31% 0.46%
Color X 2 Count X 2 Two of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo squ red 1 icon.pngDabo cir red 2 icon.png 20% 2.89% 0.58%
Shape X 2 Color X 2 Two of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo cir red 2 icon.pngDabo tri red 3 icon.png 20% 2.89% 0.58%
Shape X 2 Color X 2 Count X 2 Two of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo tri blue 1 icon.pngDabo cir blue 2 icon.png 20% 11.58% 2.32%
Dabo DS9 icon.png X 2 Two of a kind Dabo DS9 white icon.pngDabo tri blue 1 icon.pngDabo DS9 icon.png 400% 1.91% 7.64%
Dabo Quark icon.png X 2 Two of a kind Dabo tri white 1 icon.pngDabo Quark icon.pngDabo Quark icon.png 500% 0.23% 1.13%

Strategy[edit]

An example of the best case scenario, 400,000% payout, by betting on slots 9, 0, 20

There is no winning strategy for Dabo creating an expected Payout in favour of the player. Overall the game is balanced in favor of the house, the expected payout in Gold-Pressed Latinum is 88.01% of any bet. So Dabo is basically a conversion mechanism to buy GPL for EC at a rate of approximately 1:1.72.

The best possible scenario pays out 400,000% (a bet with a quark dabo and two swirl dabos). The high-value special icons are spaced on the default dabo wheel as follows: quarks (slot 17), swirl (slots 8 and 28), DS9 (slots 11, 22, 34). Note that slots 5-7, 17-19, and 29-31 cannot be bet on. This 400,000% payout is possible only when all three wheels align and can only be bet on in any of the following 15 configurations (the first 6 do not block any DS9 icons):

  • Slots 9, 0, 20
  • Slots 10, 1, 21
  • Slots 21, 12, 32
  • Slots 22, 13, 33
  • Slots 33, 24, 8
  • Slots 34, 25, 9
  • Slots 23, 14, 34
  • Slots 24, 15, 35
  • Slots 25, 0, 16
  • Slots 35, 10, 26
  • Slots 0, 11, 27
  • Slots 1, 12, 28
  • Slots 11, 2, 22
  • Slots 12, 3, 23
  • Slots 13, 4, 24

where the order is given as Dabo Quark icon.png X 3, Dabo Swirl icon.png X 3, Dabo Swirl icon.png X 3.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Each round of Dabo takes thirty-six seconds.

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