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September 14, 2010, 07:56:27 AM
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Website is confusing me.

On the main page,

On the Left:
Next Draws:
Block: 8000
Blocks to go: xxx
Pot: xxx
Side Pot? xxx

But then on the Right:
Pick6
Current Pot: 908
Last Block checked: xxx

Are these 2 different lotteries?
Does the pick lottery just keep going until it gives out 1 first place prize?

I could not find any information on the 'pick' lottery on the site.
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September 14, 2010, 09:16:28 AM
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Website is confusing me.

On the main page,

On the Left:
Next Draws:
Block: 8000
Blocks to go: xxx
Pot: xxx
Side Pot? xxx

But then on the Right:
Pick6
Current Pot: 908
Last Block checked: xxx

Are these 2 different lotteries?
Does the pick lottery just keep going until it gives out 1 first place prize?

I could not find any information on the 'pick' lottery on the site.


You are right, I have dedicated all of my spare time to coding the lottery, it left very little to make it user friendly Smiley

There are 2 types of game, as you assumed;
- Lottery - A block number is defined as the one carrrying the result, a number of prizes are distributed based on how many hits you get on your bets (this one is fairly well explained on the rules page)
- BitPick - Every block is checked, only one winner. You buy bets, but they only become active 6 blocks later (to prevent me from cheating), from then on if your bet matches the most recent block hash (rightmost characters) you take the pot home. The number of characters to match are defined by the type of BitPick, so Pick6, currently active, matches 6 characters.

Hope that helps getting you going, I'll take some time to put this on the site soon.
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September 14, 2010, 10:59:20 AM
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There are 2 types of game, as you assumed;
- Lottery - A block number is defined as the one carrrying the result, a number of prizes are distributed based on how many hits you get on your bets (this one is fairly well explained on the rules page)
- BitPick - Every block is checked, only one winner. You buy bets, but they only become active 6 blocks later (to prevent me from cheating), from then on if your bet matches the most recent block hash (rightmost characters) you take the pot home. The number of characters to match are defined by the type of BitPick, so Pick6, currently active, matches 6 characters.

Ok thanks.

How long do your pick bets stay active? until they win? forever? until somebody wins?
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September 14, 2010, 11:03:25 AM
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There are 2 types of game, as you assumed;
- Lottery - A block number is defined as the one carrrying the result, a number of prizes are distributed based on how many hits you get on your bets (this one is fairly well explained on the rules page)
- BitPick - Every block is checked, only one winner. You buy bets, but they only become active 6 blocks later (to prevent me from cheating), from then on if your bet matches the most recent block hash (rightmost characters) you take the pot home. The number of characters to match are defined by the type of BitPick, so Pick6, currently active, matches 6 characters.

Ok thanks.

How long do your pick bets stay active? until they win? forever? until somebody wins?


Hey, I'm writing the rules page as fast as I can! :p

BitPick bets stay active for the duration of that pick, i.e. until somebody wins. Only one winner on the BitPicks.
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September 18, 2010, 09:16:43 PM
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Ok, the server code went through a major refactoring, so if you find any glitches please share asap. Not much changed visually, except now I can run multiple picks concurrently! A Pick4 will be appearing soon, and these tend to end very fast so take your chances, people!

If all goes well I may add a Pick5 too.

Thanks, everyone, for supporting this idea! Fun, fun, fun Smiley
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September 18, 2010, 09:27:37 PM
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Ok, the server code went through a major refactoring, so if you find any glitches please share asap. Not much changed visually, except now I can run multiple picks concurrently! A Pick4 will be appearing soon, and these tend to end very fast so take your chances, people!

If all goes well I may add a Pick5 too.

Thanks, everyone, for supporting this idea! Fun, fun, fun Smiley

That's great, good work. I see the pick 4 already. 

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September 18, 2010, 10:16:00 PM
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bad link: clicking on 'Pick 4' in the bet management page brings up all picks for the pick 6.

looks good.

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September 18, 2010, 10:23:47 PM
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bad link: clicking on 'Pick 4' in the bet management page brings up all picks for the pick 6.

looks good.

Fixed. Nice catch Smiley

I've been meaning to get rid of the bet page and drive bets out of the details page instead... been a little busy though Wink
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September 19, 2010, 07:30:34 AM
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More picks - great idea!

Bug(?) - The [pick details] link in the header seems to only link to the pick 6.
I'd expect it to take me to a page where I can choose which pick I want to see the details of.
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September 19, 2010, 10:24:27 AM
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More picks - great idea!

Bug(?) - The [pick details] link in the header seems to only link to the pick 6.
I'd expect it to take me to a page where I can choose which pick I want to see the details of.


Not really a bug, but a left over... that used to take you to the active pick, when there was only one, now takes you to the first one Smiley It'll do the right thing when inside the pick betting page, but all that is going away in a future version.
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September 23, 2010, 07:05:19 PM
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Just wanted to mention that while the Pick3 hits at least once a day, we've finally had a good pot being given out on the Pick4! If you had bets there, check the site, one of you walked away with 286 coins just now Smiley

And did you notice the announcement for BitcoinSportsBook.com? Smiley
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September 23, 2010, 07:08:09 PM
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I was just always logged in before, now I am not. I should be trying to get in with the address that you send coins too, right? That doesn't work though.

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September 23, 2010, 08:11:54 PM
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I was just always logged in before, now I am not. I should be trying to get in with the address that you send coins too, right? That doesn't work though.

Happened to me too. You need your BCout, not BCin.

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September 23, 2010, 08:14:24 PM
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I was just always logged in before, now I am not. I should be trying to get in with the address that you send coins too, right? That doesn't work though.

Happened to me too. You need your BCout, not BCin.

Would you guys rather have a login/password pair instead? It was just me being paranoid about the anonymous bit that got me to develop things like they are, but that can be changed...
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September 23, 2010, 08:26:45 PM
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I was just always logged in before, now I am not. I should be trying to get in with the address that you send coins too, right? That doesn't work though.

Happened to me too. You need your BCout, not BCin.

Would you guys rather have a login/password pair instead? It was just me being paranoid about the anonymous bit that got me to develop things like they are, but that can be changed...


I like the bcout. If I lose it though, am I screwed?

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September 23, 2010, 08:37:06 PM
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I was just always logged in before, now I am not. I should be trying to get in with the address that you send coins too, right? That doesn't work though.

Happened to me too. You need your BCout, not BCin.

Would you guys rather have a login/password pair instead? It was just me being paranoid about the anonymous bit that got me to develop things like they are, but that can be changed...


I like the bcout. If I lose it though, am I screwed?

Hmmm,it depends. Will you know anything that allows me to retrieve that information for you? If you know your bcin it's pretty straightforward, and assuming you didn't loose your wallet.dat (*that* would be pretty bad) you'll have at least one transfer to it. But even without it, if you can give me enough information so that I'm sure it is your account, I can probably get it for you, say you password (of which I only store a digest, obviously) and the amount in your account, as well as the number of tickets you bought on some draw.

I think you'd be fine Smiley
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September 23, 2010, 08:39:56 PM
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I prefer the login/pass way, I don't really see how using a bitcoin address is more anonymous than a username.
I made a new address and labeled it lotery so I can find it back in my address book, but I would prefer just to log in when I want, where I want. And because I can't memorize a btc address that's not possible at the moment.

something else:
Pick6   1643.00   81563

Nice pot, I hope I have the right tickets  Grin

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September 23, 2010, 11:12:38 PM
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Sorry for being dumb. We log in with the address that we sent coins to? I tried a few that I thought were at the right time/ right amount, but no luck yet.

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September 23, 2010, 11:18:54 PM
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Sorry for being dumb. We log in with the address that we sent coins to? I tried a few that I thought were at the right time/ right amount, but no luck yet.

Nope, you log in with the address you provided as the one you want withdrawals to be sent to. Did you have a password set? PM me the password (you can later change it) and the bcin (or a list of possibilities) and I'll dig your bcout.
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September 23, 2010, 11:25:30 PM
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I prefer the login/pass way, I don't really see how using a bitcoin address is more anonymous than a username.
I made a new address and labeled it lotery so I can find it back in my address book, but I would prefer just to log in when I want, where I want. And because I can't memorize a btc address that's not possible at the moment.

something else:
Pick6   1643.00   81563

Nice pot, I hope I have the right tickets  Grin

Consider this; you set  up an account as things are now, and I'll see '1NiXpzvWedn6iu514oLUxhpeF7cagu6Gw
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