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Would you bet on Pro Skiing? One of the projects in the background is a tool to let Ballers bet on pro and Big Dawg events. Sound like fun? I see this as fun nickel - dime stakes. (Yes I know it is not legal.)

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We've done it for several years, ( at the Big Dawg Finals), just on small scale. I think it would be terrific, if betting was done on internet. It would be even better if a % of the proceeds would go to Charity. MAYBE THE CHARITY OF THE WINNERS CHOICE. ( THE SKIER ), It's lots of fun and it engages people. Happy Thanksgiving to all, We do have lots to be thankful for.
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@GregDavis my driver is simply to raise interest in the events. Indonesia is this weekend and I bet 99% of the Ballers have no idea about it. (partly because IWWF does not try to get the news out). If we had some friendly betting going on maybe more Ballers would pay attention to the top skiers and events.

 

As for proceeds it goes to the winners. I am all for charity but this is complicated enough.

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@MattP you develop and deploy you keep the change. Tell me again why you do not program php?

 

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That is not what I was hoping for

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Now I just have to work out how to do with without it being a ton of work and getting sent to Jail.

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100% agree with @MattP

that will never happen again

 

The origainal idea was how can I get you guys to care more about what happens at the big events.

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That was my idea

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She always takes my side

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Matt and I have it worked out. We looked at a number of software packages. In the end I think we are going to take bets via a paypal account. It will look a lot like super bowl squares in the beginning. If it gets a lot of interest ..... Now that we have the idea ironed out it is sort of on the back burner for a few weeks while I catch up on other stuff.

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Ok I made this a reality (but called it a contest) now go to it.

 

 

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Herding Ballers is more like it

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@Lpslier this is just a contest with a prize. Wink Wink The amounts are so small and the house is always going to lose a few $ so I am not sure it is even illegal.

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@lpskier I just looked up Bit Coin - cool but I do not think the ballers are that techie. As long as we are not talking about a pool bigger than $200-$300 I think this is fine. If it grew bigger yes I would have to do find another solution. I really do not want any legal problems. Just want to have a little fun.

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Instead of betting, could this be changed to a donation to the tournament, with the proceeds being divided up on the top 3-5 finishers? This has been discussed previously, more inlines with a webcast, but the end result would be the same.
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@Igkya I appreciate the idea but I think there would be even less interest. The point of the betting is the make it more fun to pay attention. The sad truth is very few skiers follow Pro skiing

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