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August 15, 2011, 11:14:33 AM
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This post is mostly targeted towards Canadian and American NHL fans, but it could be used by anyone anywhere.

Would anyone be interested in developiment or playing a bitcoin hockey pool?  It would work just like the ones we used to do on paper.  I'll explain how it would work:

- There is a 10 x 10 grid.
- You pay .1 BTC for a square.
- When you buy your square, your payout address goes in it.
- 1/2 hour before the game starts, the pool is closed.
- Random numbers between 0-9 are then put down the left and bottom sides of the grid.
- At the end of the game, the person whose square matches the final score of the game wins the pot!
- If all the squares are not sold and an empty square wins, the pot is rolled over to the next game.

It's pretty basic and cheat proof...it's cheap to play and gives more reason to watch the game!

If I set something like this up, the house could take 5% or so for site maintenance fees.

It would be more for fun than profit, and there is still lots of time before hockey season starts to actually code the thing up.

If anyone has any ideas, or if anyone would actually like to help me write the code, please let me know!

Steve

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August 15, 2011, 12:38:13 PM
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Some squares should cost more than others because there is a much higher chance that the game will end in 1:1 is much higher than the chance the game will end in 9:9.

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August 15, 2011, 01:02:34 PM
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No....you don't know what 'score' you get until the pool closes and the random numbers are drawn.

You get to pick what square you want, but you wont know the numbers till 1/2 hr before game starts.

We used to pick them out of a hat, then write them down the side and bottom of the grid once the pool was closed...but before the game starts.

Of course I wouldn't be using a hat for random number generation.  Probably set up a cron job to close the pool and generate the random numbers on time.




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August 15, 2011, 03:08:44 PM
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I would hell ya! Smiley
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August 15, 2011, 07:15:42 PM
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Yea, i think there will be enough interest in it.

I got a few PMs from ppl expressing their support.

I have a bit of free time right now.  Kokjo is helping me refactor my code for the exchange I'm making, so I can't really work on that until he's finished.  He's a much better python programmer than I...and I need someone like him to help me with building an exchange.

So, I've started a bit of work on the hockey pool.  I have the database all laid out and the basic framework in place.  I hope to get a demo site up and running in the next few days.  This will all be programmed in python too.

The demo site has been provisioned and will be located at https://BitHockey.appspot.com  (nothing much is there yet)

So, stay tuned for more information!

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August 19, 2011, 06:22:12 AM
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Smiley  I've been having fun working on this project so far.

After 3 days the site mechanics are almost complete. (nothing is on the live yet)

Hope to have some demo fun with some pre-season games in the near future.

Just wanted to let my homies know I'm working on it and I will update the live site when the code is ready.

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