It’s incredible to think that after 39 years on the air, Wheel of Fortune has managed to earn such a cherished place in people’s hearts. People are still drawn to Pat Sajak conversing with three competitors trying to solve a famous phrase on Vanna White’s scoreboard for the opportunity to win a sum of money. This is despite the fact that there are a variety of game shows premiering on different networks.
Despite this, a number of times over its illustrious history have left admirers scratching their heads in bewilderment. For instance, Lisa Kramer was the lucky winner of the elusive bonus round reward back in February. The following day, defending champion Mark Baer carried out the very identical action. The following night, Bree Yokouchi ended up winning the grand prize of one hundred thousand dollars.
The consecutive victory on Wheel of Fortune caused fans to question whether or not the game was fixed, which is understandable. Well, we’ve done some digging. Let’s take a closer look at everything that’s been going on, shall we?
Is Wheel of Fortune Rigged?
There are a lot of different points of view about the question of whether or not Wheel of Fortune is fixed. This question was originally posed by the user almost ten years ago on Reddit, and their rationale is just as applicable today as it was then.
They posted on the social media platform in January 2013 the following: “I’ve dreamed of this possibility ever since I was little.” “It frequently triggers the ‘Bankrupt’ and ‘Lose a Turn’ states… My thought was that they could simply have it connected to a computer that is able to determine where the wheel would stop when it has been turned around. After that, the computer could perhaps adjust the rotation in such a way that it lands one or two spots off, typically (always) in favour of screwing over the candidates.”
Additional members on Reddit shared their thoughts as well. A user with the handle @chaggas remarked in part that the show had “really quite incentivized to rig the wheel.” “If the wheel was genuinely random, the spinning of the wheel would be quite monotonous, and as a result, the show would lose much of the excitement that it currently possesses, which bodes good for ratings.”
The question now is, what does the show have to say about these theories. Pat has discussed these concepts, although the game series has not done so. When he won Wheel of Fortune for a record-setting third time in a row, he went on Twitter to dispel concerns that the game was fixed.
On February 9, he published an article in which he stated, “A fast reminder to conspiracy theorists: thanks to the quiz show scandals of the 1950s, rigging a TV game show is a federal criminal.” [Citation needed] “I truly like our players, and I’d like them all to win, but I have a limit when it comes to them serving time in jail,” the coach said.
The conclusion is as follows. Everyone has a fair shot at winning fantastic rewards on Wheel of Fortune because the game is not manipulated in any way. All it takes is a little bit of luck.