crapshoot

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crapshoot

A situation whose outcome is uncertain or unpredictable. Refers to the gambling game "craps." This neighborhood has been revitalized in recent years, but buying a house here is still a financial crapshoot.

crapshoot

n. a gamble; a matter of chance. (Like a crap [dice] game.) The stock market isn’t concerned with value anymore. It’s just a crapshoot.
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with the exception of Beech and Cessna, buying a new airplane is still a crapshoot."
Being able to determine both is what separates value from technology and a wise investment from a crapshoot.
It's a crapshoot whether or not a fan is going to buy into a band's politics.
Unlike the self-selected, we're-driving-past-five-other-churches-to-get-there magnet parishes with their wonderful liturgies, the geographical parish is a crapshoot. (Paul Wilkes identifies some of the best on pages 14-19.) Homilists and music may sink or swim.
And they;re taking a crapshoot that those natural processes won't happen in their lifetimes.
What the ad is basically saying is that the stock market is a crapshoot, that stocks can vault into the stratosphere and then plummet back into the gutter in the flickering of an eye, that no matter how well your stocks are doing, you shouldn't quit your day job.
For the audience too, choice is something of a crapshoot despite advance announcements, with three choreographers randomly sharing each one-hour show.