Welcome to Roulette: Open Beta
This game is different than all the other games we’ve played. Read carefully.
By participating in the Open Beta, you help determine the success of this giveaway game.
The top-scoring participant will get a .
Roulette is a classic game, and this giveaway is named in its legacy. The rules here are simplified but the core concept remains.
Everyone is granted, right now 1,000 I’m that nice.
Players enter the contest by placing up to seven (7) bets. The total wagered gems cannot exceed 1,000.
At 9:00 (PDT) on Apr 12, we will spin the wheel using @discobot dice – this is Spin 1.
The result of Spin 1 will be posted along with a scoreboard displaying everyone’s updated gem count.
Players place up to seven (7) bets again, but being mindful not to wager over their gem amount posted in the scoreboard.
At 9:00 (PDT) on Apr 13, we will spin the wheel again – Spin 2
Spin 2 is displayed with an updated scoreboard
Players participate in a final round of betting, again up to seven (7) bets
At 9:00 (PDT) on Apr 14, Spin 3 is revealed with a final scoreboard
Players are ranked by their gem count and the highest score gets a
A runners-up poll will be used in the event of a tie; the people will decide your grim fate
How To Bet
I wager 250 that the spin will be …
|(1 - 18)||(Low)||250 on (Low)|
|(19 - 36)||(High)||250 on (High)|
|Red/Black||(Red) or (Black)||250 on (Black)|
|Even/Odd||(Even) or (Odd)||250 on (Even)|
|Dozen||(1st) or (2nd) or (3rd)||250 on (2nd)|
|Row||(Top) or (Middle) or (Bottom)||250 on (Top)|
|Corner||any intersection of 4 numbers||250 on (8 11 10 7)|
|Column||any column of 3 numbers||250 on (C)|
|Pair||any intersection of 2 numbers||250 on (5 8)|
|Single||any single number||250 on (13)|
How Bets Are Scored
If I wager 200 on ?, what can I win?
|Bet||Ratio||Example Entry||If you win|
|(1 - 18)||1:1||200 on (Low)||400|
|(19 - 36)||1:1||200 on (High)||400|
|Red/Black||1:1||200 on (Red)||400|
|Even/Odd||1:1||200 on (Odd)||400|
|Dozen||2:1||200 on (1st)||600|
|Row||2:1||200 on (Middle)||600|
|Corner||8:1||200 on (24 27 26 23)||1,800|
|Column||11:1||200 on (F)||2,400|
|Pair||17:1||200 on (9 8)||3,600|
|Single||35:1||200 on (33)||7,200|
Day 1 Example: Cindy
In Cindy’s first post for Day 1, we see a Red/Black bet, a Column bet, and a Single bet. All 1,000 gems are wagered.
Thanks for the GA! I’m not good at Roulette but I hope I win…
600 on (Red)
200 on (H)
200 on (19)
Spin 1 Example
And the end of Day 1, the dice are rolled and the resulting Spin 1 is revealed: 23
The coordinator will go through each player’s bets and score them individually. Here’s what Cindy’s scores will look like for Spin 1 –
|600 on (Red)||1:1||Yes||(23) is (Red)||1,200|
|200 on (H)||11:1||Yes||(23) is in column (H)||2,400|
|200 on (19)||35:1||No||(23) is not (19)||0|
The coordinator will publish a scoreboard with updated gem score for each player –
Cindy’s checks the Day 1 Scoreboard and sees she’s currently in second place with 3,600 . This is the new limit for her wagers in the next round of betting, Day 2.
Day 2 Example: Cindy
Cindy had a good day yesterday and now she can make even more bets. She changes her strategy a little bit this time. We see an Even/Odd bet, a Red/Black bet, a Low/High bet, a Corner bet, and two Row bets. 3,500 gems are wagered in this round and has 100 unwagered gems –
Cindy makes the following post in the thread -
Heck yes! Here’s my entries for Day 2…
500 on (Odd)
500 on (Red)
1,000 on (Low)
500 on (32 35 34 31)
500 on (Middle)
500 on (Bottom)
Spin 2 Example
The dice are rolled and the resulting Spin 2 is revealed: 31
Cindy’s scores for Day 2 below. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to score your own bets, the coordinator will do it for you each day –
|500 on (Odd)||1:1||Yes||(31) is (Odd)||1,000|
|500 on (Red)||1:1||No||(31) is not (Red)||0|
|1,000 on (Low)||1:1||No||(31) is not in (1 - 18)||0|
|500 on (32 35 34 31)||8:1||Yes||(31) is in (32 35 34 31)||4,500|
|500 on (Middle)||2:1||No||(31) is not in the (Middle) row||0|
|500 on (Bottom)||2:1||Yes||(31) is in the (Bottom) row||1,500|
Cindy’s updated score is 1,000 + 4,5000 + 1,500 + 100 (unwagered gems) = 7,100. The coordinator will publish a scoreboard with updated balanced for each player –
Cindy’s checks the Day 2 Scoreboard and sees she has 7,100 for betting in the last round
Day 3 Example
Cindy makes up to seven (7) bets but is careful not to exceed her new limit of 7,100 wagered gems.
Wow, Sally got really lucky!
Here’s my entries for Day 3. Someone say a prayer for me!
600 on (Red)
500 on …
Spin 3 Example
The dice are rolled and the final Spin 3 is revealed: 5
The coordinator will score everyone’s final bets and the final scoreboard will be published –
Cindy got the highest score and she is awarded the mystery .
In the Open Beta, Cassandra, Sally, and Alice do not win a prize If the trial run is successful, I will run this with a bigger prize pool and there will be one winner per prize.
- Bets with a higher pay ratio have a lower probability of winning
- It’s best to wager all of your gems in the last day
- If the Spin reveals a (0), everyone loses, but half of your wagers are returned
- Players can enter on Day 2 or Day 3 but will only be eligible to score on bets wagered before a spin
- If you go down to 0 , that is your final score and you are done for the remainder of the game
- Gems are non-transferrable
Questions and Feedback
This is probably the most ambitious of the giveaways but I think it could also be the most fun. If anyone is stuck, feel free to drop me a PM or ask the question here in the thread. You’re here to show me where the pain points exist and I’m here to help you through them. Let me know your experience and hopefully we can all have fun in the process