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 ------------------- 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.