What is the average time needed to play entire Tongo game? I understand that, due to its nature, one can play a real quick deal and another a really long one. That's why I'm asking about average time.

How it is possible that Quark managed to win 207 Tongo games in a row during a single month?

207 divided to 30 gives 7. Taking average time of one hour (quite hard to belive) Quark wouldn't be doing anything during that entire month except for playing (even harder to believe).

What am I missing? Where did I make a mistake in my calculations?

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    Ferengi always struck me as being impulsive. I can see how if Quark can delegate his work responsibilities (he is the boss after all) and just spend an entire day playing he would. He gets a winning streak, inherent greed takes over. Plus do we really know a month on DS9 is 30 days? Maybe 28, maybe 35? – erdiede Sep 18 '16 at 14:02
  • Mean, median or mode? – Paul D. Waite Sep 18 '16 at 14:30
  • @erdiede Sounds like a good explanation. A bit own-perspective and speculation-like, but I don't think, we're going to find a better / cannon answer. Unless someone has a source to explain how long regular Tongo game can last (maybe just 15 minutes?). – trejder Sep 19 '16 at 12:11
  • @trejder It's pure speculation with a few wisps of observation. – erdiede Sep 20 '16 at 0:03
  • There are 720 Earth hours in an Earth month of 30 Earth days, and 744 Earth hours in an Earth month of 31 Earth days. If Quark played 207 Tongo games straight without sleeping during the month the average length of a Tongo game would be no more than 3.478 to 3.594 Earth hours. It is possible that quark played and won 207 Tongo games during a Bajoran or Ferenghi month. Does anyone know anything about their calendars? – M.A. Golding Sep 21 '16 at 5:49

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