They had same opportunities. Yeah.. He watched a lot of the competition before but show clearly stated every game built differently otherwise VIP's would find it boring so he did not know the which games would have been on for play beforehand and that's why he wanted to join so it would be much more excited.
I mean, in the thug of war scene, if his team was going to lose, he would be the only one to survive, not the others
If it's equal, why someone loses and someone wins?
Yep that was a lie.
he was one of the first winners of red/green light
In the last scene, the old man said he was really risking his life
The only real advantage he had was he knew what was going on from the beginning. I still don't understand why they didn't shot him. Also the ending was fine until he got red hair and abandoned his daughter.