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1  Economy / Gambling / Ponzi/Greater Fool/Tulip Mania Game Comparison on: March 23, 2013, 09:05:11 PM
EDIT: (6 Apr.)  Thanks to everyone who commented and voted.  This "analysis" has clearly been overtaken by events.  Orb has changed their payouts, BitKing is advertising like mad, and there is a new "tree" game that has payouts so complicated that it includes a calculator to try and estimate them for you!  I've shut down the poll and each of the games I think now has it's own dedicated thread to explain its relative benefits.  I'd stress that the key in my opinion is the spread between what you pay and what you get and how well promoted the site is.  Good Luck to those of you who choose to play! --SRG

I was recently intrigued by the start of so many ponzi/tulip mania gambling sites that I decided to do a little comparison.  FWIW here you go:

NameThe Orb (1)Bitcoin Gem (2)Crown (3)Gold Bar (4)BitKing(5)
Player Payout16%10%15%10%18%
Price Increase20%15%25%12%20%
Reset Chance3%1.56%1.5% *3.125%3%
Time Limit1 day1 day   2 days30 days2days
Base Price.1 BTC.25 BTC.01 BTC.05 BTC  ??
Forum “owner”AunOMaumaxmintthe_crown  ??ytwg


Other notes:
• The Crown gives back 20% on a reset
• A key issue is how easy the site is to find, how much advertising they do, I can’t find BitKing from Google and have never seen it advertised.
• These are obviously clones of each other.  I believe someone was selling a template for them.

Based on this analysis the BitKing barely edges out the Gold Bar except for the hard to find part.   As much as I like the Crown giving back 20% on a reset that is not enough to overcome the 10% “rake.”

I am not affiliated with any of these sites and there are no affiliate links in this post.  I’ll update the missing info if I discover it.  Happy Ponzi!

Edit: Found the post selling the template:  I don't think we'll see any shortage of these types of games any time soon.
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