FOR BOOKMAKERS - Achaea Online Help

17.4.2 FOR BOOKMAKERS

Be very clear that every new game you create should always include
exactly one choice that will win. This is so important!

If you have an event with, say, 3 outcomes (the sun rises early,
the sun rises late, or the sun rises on time), and you only have
two options (early and late), then what happens in the other case?
What happens if the sun comes up exactly on time? You will not be
able to declare a winner, since there was no winner, and you will
have to close the game and refund everyone's money. This is not good
for you, o bookie!

So make sure that no matter what happens, you will be able to declare
a winner.  

You may not create games with out-of-character content, or any content
that violates other Achaean policies (such as our policies on obscene
or discriminatory language). Doing so may result in the revocation of 
your bookie license, with no refund of your licensing fee.


BOOKMAKING COMMANDS
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BOOK NEW GAME <title>
 - Creates a new game.

BOOK <id> TITLE <newtitle>
 - Change or set the title of a game.

BOOK <id> DESC/DESCRIPTION <text>
 - Set a description of the game.

BOOK <id> FUND <gold>
 - Invest some gold in a game. For every sovereign that a potential bettor can
   win you must invest one sovereign into the game. 

BOOK <id> ODDS <choice> <larger chance> TO <smaller chance>
 - Set the odds for <choice>. Example: BOOK 3 ODDS 2 10 TO 1
   You cannot change this once a game has been opened.

BOOK <id> ODDS <choice> REMOVE
 - Remove a choice from a game.

BOOK <id> OPEN
 - Begin taking bets on a game.

BOOK <id> CLOSE
 - Stop taking bets on a game.

BOOK <id> DECLARE <choice>
 - Declare a particular choice a winner. When this happens, all winners and 
   the bookie are paid what they're owed, minus 5%. 
 - Warning: Any attempt at cheating bettors will result, minimally, in loss
   of your bookmaker's permit. There's nothing worse than a dishonest bookie.

BOOK <id> CANCEL
 - Cancel the game. This will return all money to all parties involved and no
   fees will be assessed.