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Title: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on March 28, 2018, 05:11:04 PM

Bookie, the decentralized sports betting exchange built on the Peerplays blockchain, will go live with a play-for-fun public beta ahead of this summer’s World Cup.

Bookie Public Beta (http://www.bookiebeta.com) will offer users the opportunity to win real bitcoin prizes as they take part in a series of betting competitions and leaderboards using play money.

Running throughout the World Cup, the public beta is the final phase in Bookie’s development, after which it will be ready for full deployment on the Peerplays blockchain. Bookie Public Beta will be the first ever public showcase of provably fair sports betting. Competition rules and bitcoin prize information will also be made available here over the coming weeks.

Bookie Public Beta will be open to all, and will look to educate the entire betting community - including punters, operators and regulators - about the benefits of blockchain for sports bettors.

The decentralized nature of Bookie means a full launch requires a majority approval by the Witnesses who run the Peerplays blockchain.

For more updates, follow us:
   Twitter - @BookieBeta (http://www.twitter.com/bookiebeta)
   Steemit - @BookieApp (http://www.steemit.com/@bookieapp)
   subReddit - /r/OfficialBookie (http://www.reddit.com/r/OfficialBookie)
   Website - BookieBeta.com (http://www.bookiebeta.com)

--
Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on March 29, 2018, 06:10:34 PM
Hello!

If you didn't already know, the "Introduction to the Tech Behind Bookie" series on Steemit provides an insider look at some of the tech being used to build Bookie. Check it out.

The latest installment of this behind-the-scenes series talks about the Bookie Oracle System, aka BOS.

Enjoy!

https://steemit.com/sports/@bookieapp/introduction-to-the-tech-behind-bookie-bos


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on April 03, 2018, 01:16:30 PM
Kick off for Bookie Public Beta ahead of World Cup: https://www.peerplays.com/kick-off-bookie-public-beta-ahead-world-cup/ (https://www.peerplays.com/kick-off-bookie-public-beta-ahead-world-cup/)


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: Juggy777 on April 04, 2018, 05:30:15 AM
The site looks clean but I think there's lots of work yet to do, as the app is coming in 2019. Also you say you work like a stock exchange so the person betting has to first deposit money and all his details is out in the public or it's post the bet one needs to deposit? What kind of % are you charging users? Also what do you mean by no one owns bookies you'll need to give few payment proof first.


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: piloder on April 05, 2018, 10:34:06 AM
Looks cool and promising, I will have my eye regularly on this one and hope you guys will keep your words and will launch a full version of the platform before world cup kicks in.

I have subscribed your newsletter so now I am in your notification squad.  ;)


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: Patatas on April 05, 2018, 12:30:36 PM
- This is more like a peer-to-peer betting chain without a bookie.Traditionally,most of the sports-betting websites are a bookie themselves linked to a chain of bookies.When you say your platform is decentralised,do you mean all your chains are completely free to create their own odds ?

- Website says anonymous betting but requires me to sign up to use the service.This is a turn down.


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on April 05, 2018, 07:44:02 PM
Hi everyone,

The newest article in the "Betting with Bookie" educational series is live! This one is called Introduction to Odds and helps you navigate some of the various odds formats you may encounter online.

You can read the whole article on Steemit (https://steemit.com/bookieapp/@bookieapp/betting-with-bookie-introduction-to-odds).


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bbc.reporter on April 06, 2018, 01:45:17 AM
What cryptocoin will people be using if they make bets on your platform? Not PPY tokens I hope. Converting our bitcoins to hold PPY would not be suitable for bitcoin gamblers.

Also, I see a front page but I do not see any login boxes or registration buttons. How do we beta test it?


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on April 06, 2018, 11:51:00 AM
The site looks clean but I think there's lots of work yet to do, as the app is coming in 2019. Also you say you work like a stock exchange so the person betting has to first deposit money and all his details is out in the public or it's post the bet one needs to deposit? What kind of % are you charging users? Also what do you mean by no one owns bookies you'll need to give few payment proof first.

hey Juggy777. The Bookie app goes into public beta in 2018, in time for the World Cup. (not 2019!)

Yes, you need to have money in your account before placing a bet, just the same as all sports betting. Bookie will definitely NOT share user details in public - because Bookie does not store ANY personal data! There is no KYC, all accounts are anonymous. Sign-up takes 10 seconds to complete... choose a user name, save your password - done.

Betting exchanges charge a commission on winning bets - Bookie commission hasn't been finalized yet, but will be much lower than Betfair's 5%. You can read more about how Bookie commission works on our recent AMA (https://www.reddit.com/r/OfficialBookie/comments/86mm3t/bookie_ama_with_pbsas_head_of_operations_ask_me/dwczxlc/):

When we say that no one owns Bookie, it means that Bookie is a fully decentralized sports betting exchange - it is built on top of the Peeprlays blockchain. Who owns a public blockchain? No one.

But you are 100% correct - Bookie needs to prove to all you bettors out there that it is trustworthy, secure and FAIR. That's why we're sponsoring real BTC prizes on the public beta - to show everyone how Bookie works. We hope you come and check it out during World Cup 2018.


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on April 06, 2018, 11:53:51 AM
Looks cool and promising, I will have my eye regularly on this one and hope you guys will keep your words and will launch a full version of the platform before world cup kicks in.

I have subscribed your newsletter so now I am in your notification squad.  ;)

hi piloder, great news, thanks for your support and interest. We are committed to launching Bookie Public Beta in time for WC 2018, with play money betting and real BTC prizes. We look forward to you joining us!


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on April 06, 2018, 11:57:10 AM
- This is more like a peer-to-peer betting chain without a bookie.Traditionally,most of the sports-betting websites are a bookie themselves linked to a chain of bookies.When you say your platform is decentralised,do you mean all your chains are completely free to create their own odds ?

- Website says anonymous betting but requires me to sign up to use the service.This is a turn down.

hi Patatas.
When we say that Bookie is decentralized, we mean that it is built on a blockchain. There are no centralized servers, no 'house', no single company behind this. Just like Bitcoin is a decentralized currency, and Ethereum is a decentralized computer, Bookie is a decentralized betting exchange.

And, yes, a betting exchnage allows users to create their own odds. It is true P2P betting.

So Bookie is P2P betting on a blockchain =)

>>Website says anonymous betting but requires me to
>>sign up to use the service.This is a turn down.

The sign-up is just to receive email newsletters, so we can let you know more details about the BTC competitions and when the public beta goes live. But when you download the Bookie app (soon!), it will be a completely anonymous sign-up - no email, no personal details - just choose a username and start betting.


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on April 06, 2018, 12:00:43 PM
What cryptocoin will people be using if they make bets on your platform? Not PPY tokens I hope. Converting our bitcoins to hold PPY would not be suitable for bitcoin gamblers.

Also, I see a front page but I do not see any login boxes or registration buttons. How do we beta test it?

hi bbc.reporter

PPY tokens will NOT be used for betting on Bookie (good question!).

For the Bookie Public Beta, users will bet with play tokens, which they will receive from a faucet on sign-up.

We get what bitcoin gamblers need -  check out this answer from our recent AMA (https://www.reddit.com/r/OfficialBookie/comments/86mm3t/bookie_ama_with_pbsas_head_of_operations_ask_me/dw83w5f/), should be interesting for all bitcoin gamblers out there:

Bookie Public Beta has not started yet, it will be ready by early June, in time for WC 2018. It will be a downloadable app, not web-based. We hope you'll join us in the public beta, with some really nice BTC prizes up for grabs in a whole range of different betting competitions.


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bbc.reporter on April 07, 2018, 01:14:19 AM
@bookieapps. This is confusing. Users will have to use a faucet to get tokens to beta test your service? Why not give the testers the tokens? It would be easier for everyone hehehe.

Also, my question really was if your service was fully operational, will it use only PPY tokens or not?


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on April 08, 2018, 04:24:14 PM
@bookieapps. This is confusing. Users will have to use a faucet to get tokens to beta test your service? Why not give the testers the tokens? It would be easier for everyone hehehe.

Also, my question really was if your service was fully operational, will it use only PPY tokens or not?

Hey @bbc.reporter! Sorry for the confusion.

>>Why not give the testers the tokens? It would be easier for everyone hehehe.

You are right, that is easiest for everyone. And that is what we are going to do!
When users make a new account on the Bookie Beta app, they will get play tokens deposited straight into the account. (The technology that puts the tokens in the user account is called a 'faucet' ... but users will not have to go somewhere else to get tokens).

>>Also, my question really was if your service was fully operational, will it use
>>only PPY tokens or not?

Bookie will NEVER use PPY tokens as a betting currency.
(PPY tokens are the native token of the Peerplays blockchain. They will not be used for betting on the Bookie app).


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: Pab on April 08, 2018, 06:52:09 PM
Great news i am going to try Bookie exchange
Wish you all the best with your development


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on April 10, 2018, 12:04:25 PM
Great news i am going to try Bookie exchange
Wish you all the best with your development

Great to hear, Pab! We look forward to your future feedback


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on May 01, 2018, 06:57:10 PM
Hi everyone,

PBSA's Toby Lynas weighs on this month's EGR Big Debate - Will the future of blockchain gambling be bespoke virtual currencies? Read both sides on the argument here (https://www.peerplays.com/big-debate-egr/).


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: YEXZSURAZAWAN on May 05, 2018, 10:25:35 AM
Is there a problem with Peerplays' blockchain at current?
I have performed several transactions within the past 24 hours-
and, neither have arrived.
Can you please assist me?

Sincerely,
James D. Griffin


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on May 09, 2018, 04:56:27 PM
Is there a problem with Peerplays' blockchain at current?
I have performed several transactions within the past 24 hours-
and, neither have arrived.
Can you please assist me?

Sincerely,
James D. Griffin

Hi James,

We replied to your message on Facebook as well, but wanted to let you know we saw this, too. Let please let us know if you're still encountering issues.

As mentioned in the other post, please feel free to chat with the Peerplays Telegram channel, especially "off hours!" They are a great community who offer answers to just about every issue: https://t.me/Peerplays

Thanks


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on May 15, 2018, 12:37:54 AM
Hi everyone,

Toby Lynas, Head of Operations at PBSA, is featured in the latest edition of Gambling Insider magazine. He talks about the highs and lows of launching a new product before the World Cup.

You can read the entire article here (https://www.peerplays.com/highs-lows-gambling-insider/).


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: Topy on May 17, 2018, 04:56:38 PM
A decentralized betting exchange without robbery-like fees will be so cool to have. Hopefully that day will be here soon and we can find the liquidity as well.


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on May 22, 2018, 05:12:37 PM
The Bookie team are really excited to announce that we’ll be hosting the 2nd Bookie AMA on reddit. Toby Lynas, PBSA Head of Operations, will be online to answer any questions you may have on the Bookie app, development, sports betting, and anything else related to Bookie that you may want to ask about.

When: Thursday, May 24th, 9 a.m. AST - 11 a.m. AST
Where: Reddit. Click here (https://www.reddit.com/r/OfficialBookie/comments/8lbdp2/bookies_2nd_ama_with_pbsas_head_of_operations_ask/) to go to the AMA thread.


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookieapps on May 24, 2018, 06:33:39 PM
A decentralized betting exchange without robbery-like fees will be so cool to have. Hopefully that day will be here soon and we can find the liquidity as well.

Hi Topy,

The day is fast approaching. The play-money version of BookiePro (launching prior to World Cup) will have only 1% commission on all net winnings!


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookiepro on June 01, 2018, 12:47:27 PM
Hi everyone,

New BookiePro Bitcointalk account here! If you start seeing @BookiePro, it's us!

Additionally, we are having issues with the old @bookieapps account, so if you get any curious messages from that account, please let us (@BookiePro) know about it.

Thanks!

p.s.: Don't forget - BookiePro is launching SOON!

- PBSA + BookiePro Team


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: mirandastings on June 01, 2018, 12:52:00 PM
okey dokey. we are waiting... tapping feet.
wanna see this "BookiePro"
gl


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookiepro on June 01, 2018, 01:17:52 PM
okey dokey. we are waiting... tapping feet.
wanna see this "BookiePro"
gl

We can't wait to show you!


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: mirandastings on June 01, 2018, 03:07:22 PM
so when is launch


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookiepro on June 01, 2018, 04:42:16 PM
so when is launch

Soon  ;)

You'll be able to place bets with play tokens - and possibly win real BTC - in time for World Cup!

If you haven't already, we recommend signing up for our newsletter (https://peerplays.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25d455af2572c3720eef867f5&id=b17d3f023e) to be the first to know when we launch.


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: jimcroce on June 01, 2018, 05:35:45 PM
Pumped!


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookiepro on June 01, 2018, 05:38:44 PM
Pumped!

Glad to hear! Us too!


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookiepro on June 01, 2018, 07:06:32 PM
Toby Lynas, PBSA's Head of Operations, took part in a conversation with Asia Gaming Brief recently.

You can read what he had to say about BookiePro - and the rest of the article - here (https://agbrief.com/headline/after-successful-fundraising-crypto-gambling-projects-look-to-the-future/).


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: Ranly123 on June 02, 2018, 09:44:32 AM
Kick off for Bookie Public Beta ahead of World Cup: https://www.peerplays.com/kick-off-bookie-public-beta-ahead-world-cup/ (https://www.peerplays.com/kick-off-bookie-public-beta-ahead-world-cup/)

Is it only world cup or are you also having NBA to bet on your platform? Because most of the public bettors will include NBA as part of their betting lists. And what other sports does your platform supporting?


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookiepro on June 02, 2018, 04:45:59 PM
Kick off for Bookie Public Beta ahead of World Cup: https://www.peerplays.com/kick-off-bookie-public-beta-ahead-world-cup/ (https://www.peerplays.com/kick-off-bookie-public-beta-ahead-world-cup/)

Is it only world cup or are you also having NBA to bet on your platform? Because most of the public bettors will include NBA as part of their betting lists. And what other sports does your platform supporting?

Hi Ranly123,

At launch, BookiePro will have betting on World Cup matches. With the NBA and NHL Finals already underway, they should both be complete by the time the World Cup begins on the 14th. Should any sport or league be added to BookiePro, we will of course let everyone know! On that note, we recommend signing up for the BookiePro newsletter (https://peerplays.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25d455af2572c3720eef867f5&id=b17d3f023e) to make sure you're the first to know when the app launches - and all future news afterwards.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: andrethefezzik on June 04, 2018, 01:59:45 PM
Been following on Twitter for a while. Looking forward to betting on the World Cup!


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: SyGambler on June 04, 2018, 02:08:50 PM
great if you really manage to offer the service by world cup time
is there any future plans to list horse racing as well or will you stick to the traditional sports only ?


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookiepro on June 04, 2018, 02:59:00 PM
great if you really manage to offer the service by world cup time
is there any future plans to list horse racing as well or will you stick to the traditional sports only ?

Hey SyGambler:

Our plan is to stick to traditional sports, starting with the World Cup.

However, we hope to continue to expand our offering over time.


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: SyGambler on June 05, 2018, 09:40:44 AM
great if you really manage to offer the service by world cup time
is there any future plans to list horse racing as well or will you stick to the traditional sports only ?

Hey SyGambler:

Our plan is to stick to traditional sports, starting with the World Cup.

However, we hope to continue to expand our offering over time.


oh ok , anyways hope that you will consider adding it since it may make the site more unique cause there are no much options to bet on horses with bitcoin so adding it to your site will both help you and help the gambling community


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: Xtez on June 05, 2018, 11:02:16 AM
I will be trying Bookie's public beta and will let you know. I have a lot of friends interested in this


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: remboV11 on June 06, 2018, 11:05:09 PM
Какие бонусы будут за регистрацию?


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: coincruncher1982 on June 07, 2018, 12:11:03 AM
Interesting site. I will keep an eye on it. So will we be able to use bitcoin for the betting?


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: Maltroxic on June 07, 2018, 01:15:18 AM
This will be really interesting to see in action over the next few months. I am excited to see the direction sports gambling is taking! Best of luck in your beta.


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: Intellium on June 08, 2018, 11:53:51 AM
When are we going to use our PPY Coins?


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: Pab on June 08, 2018, 02:44:43 PM
The site looks clean but I think there's lots of work yet to do, as the app is coming in 2019. Also you say you work like a stock exchange so the person betting has to first deposit money and all his details is out in the public or it's post the bet one needs to deposit? What kind of % are you charging users? Also what do you mean by no one owns bookies you'll need to give few payment proof first.

hey Juggy777. The Bookie app goes into public beta in 2018, in time for the World Cup. (not 2019!)

Yes, you need to have money in your account before placing a bet, just the same as all sports betting. Bookie will definitely NOT share user details in public - because Bookie does not store ANY personal data! There is no KYC, all accounts are anonymous. Sign-up takes 10 seconds to complete... choose a user name, save your password - done.

Betting exchanges charge a commission on winning bets - Bookie commission hasn't been finalized yet, but will be much lower than Betfair's 5%. You can read more about how Bookie commission works on our recent AMA (https://www.reddit.com/r/OfficialBookie/comments/86mm3t/bookie_ama_with_pbsas_head_of_operations_ask_me/dwczxlc/):

When we say that no one owns Bookie, it means that Bookie is a fully decentralized sports betting exchange - it is built on top of the Peeprlays blockchain. Who owns a public blockchain? No one.

But you are 100% correct - Bookie needs to prove to all you bettors out there that it is trustworthy, secure and FAIR. That's why we're sponsoring real BTC prizes on the public beta - to show everyone how Bookie works. We hope you come and check it out during World Cup 2018.

Thanks very honest answer


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: Pab on June 08, 2018, 02:47:58 PM
great if you really manage to offer the service by world cup time
is there any future plans to list horse racing as well or will you stick to the traditional sports only ?

Hey SyGambler:

Our plan is to stick to traditional sports, starting with the World Cup.

However, we hope to continue to expand our offering over time.


oh ok , anyways hope that you will consider adding it since it may make the site more unique cause there are no much options to bet on horses with bitcoin so adding it to your site will both help you and help the gambling community

I am also looking for horse racing.By the way time ago Bookie was featured in Racing Post article like a example of honest betting
I dont have that article stored


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: DMo09 on June 08, 2018, 05:29:30 PM
New BookiePro.Fun Website
https://www.bookiepro.fun/

New BookiePro.Fun BTC Talk Thread
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4434686.0

New BookiePro.Fun Promotional Bounty Thread
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4438344.0


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: XmasJohn08 on June 15, 2018, 01:17:38 AM
Look nice, good luck.


Title: Re: Bookie Public Beta
Post by: bookiepro on July 05, 2018, 04:54:23 PM
BookiePro to launch world’s first provably fair affiliate program

https://steemit.com/bookieapp/@bookieapp/bookiepro-to-launch-world-s-first-provably-fair-affiliate-program