So how do winners get picked? That's the part that really matters.
Also, 1/11 cut is huge and I don't think anyone would stand for it. As well as people not really playing this type of game, seen some others try to start it... but you're welcome to try.
So for what it's worth, I'm just using the PHP array_rand function to pick one of the tickets. With small pools like that, I don't know how much of a difference this makes than grabbing truly random values from random.org or something like that.
As far as the cut is concerned, at small pools like that, 1/11 is the smallest I can take, right? I mean, I can't really take half of a single buyin (and basically I'm just taking a single buyin), as the other half would end up floating around anyway. I was planning on moving on to bigger pools, again only taking 1 buyin (so for example, 1BC to win 100BC would have me raking 1BC, basically paying me 1/101).
If i may make a wish, instead of that why not make it like normal casinos do it ? make it say for 2x payout, 9/20 chance.
This leaves you, the house with 10% profit margin, and the players with a long term flat 90% payback ratio (on instant payout).
That's a good idea, too, Grant... right now, though, I guess I would need to plump up my bank a bit more just to cover any run of wins
Thanks for all the feedback guys!