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May 14th, 2017 at 4:07:38 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Contest ideas.
5. Photo contests: most beautiful (artful) original photo of a casino



I vote for selfies with cocktail waitresses... Ha!
JohnnyQ
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May 14th, 2017 at 4:19:31 PM permalink
Ask for member advice on certain topics, like.....

"Tips for first-time visitors"

"Off the beaten path things to do in Vegas"

- Every suggestion would be one entry into the prize pool.
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May 14th, 2017 at 4:20:40 PM permalink
I like the one about making picks on different sporting events, primarily sports that aren't well known or followed. Not sure how serious Zuga is about it, but I'd envision an application being built on the website where you enter your picks there. Everyone could even start with X amount of fake dollars. At the end of every week, whoever (or top 3?) won the most for the week/month, wins a prize. At the end of some period of time (year?), whoever has the most money gets a big prize. Everyone starts with $100k, max bet is $1k [or to win $1k], that way the winner is more based on talent instead "tournament strategy".

Wouldn't have to be limited to sporting events, either. If there's a question (like a trivia question) asked, first to post the correct answer in the "WOV betting app" wins fake $$$. Could also be used for the type of bets like if TomG can eat 15,000 McNuggets or 100 pancakes in 30 seconds. And if people want to bet real money with each other, then they can still do that.


Of course, it'd be fake money, but just used to determine who wins prizes. Could even have a leader board, showing member's current $$$, how much they've won for the given period (week/month) as well as lifetime or for the year. Hell, could even add that next to people's posts (where it says "member since X/Y/Z, Threads, Posts, etc.).


1. This would require at least some work from Zuga or a developer. I'm not sure how much effort it'd take. From my experience, I don't think this would take too much time....but if they want it to get real fancy, it might take a bit of time.

2. This would remove the necessity of people having to post their answers/picks/etc. publicly (and thus, stolen), as well as the necessity of having to PM your answer/pick/etc. to an admin. I don't think anyone wants to spend that much time going through posts or PMs, figuring out who's the winner, etc. etc.

3. It also automates the process. A new "pick" or line is entered into the app, with proper lines, as well as the end date for when you can enter your pick. Once the sporting event is finished or the answer to the question is determined, Zuga, Mike, or whichever developer has access to it, enters the winner. Anyone who picked the winner gets paid back their money plus winnin's.

4. Allows for many more bets to be taken (instead of asking in one thread, who's going to win the Superb Owl, then another for the World Series, etc....just ask all questions in the app). Also I'd imagine you could pull lines/spreads from VegasInsider or some online betting book (like pinnacle or 5dimes) and use those lines (with juice removed).
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May 15th, 2017 at 12:13:43 PM permalink
Maybe one of the competitions would be to submit a photo with a "Hand of the Month" (e.g. Kd, As) in creative locations, according to the month's "theme" (e.g., in front of a certain casino or national restaurant chain, "local landmarks", or "celebrities"). The cards would serve as "proof of life" while still allowing semi anonymous submissions.
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Romes
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May 15th, 2017 at 12:42:51 PM permalink
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Sure let's take a forum with 8280 active members and run a contest that applies to about 9 of them

Literally anyone can COPY PASTE the tables that the wizard does with minimal reading/effort. It would highly encourage the other 8,271 (according to your numbers) to learn how to do some of these things for themselves to:

A) Appreciate the effort/work Mike puts in to doing them.
B) Make them more self-sufficient in answering their own probability questions.
C) Enable them to help others on the forums that have similar questions.

Any other brain buster reasons why that was a bad idea again?
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JohnnyQ
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May 15th, 2017 at 3:57:04 PM permalink
Whatever contest or promo makes the cut, I think the KEY thing to generate participation is to make it fun.

OR, what would make the forum better ? Trip Reports ? So anyone submitting a trip report that month would be entered. Arbitrary bonus entries to be divvied out by the secret Star Chamber council for helpful trip reports, tips, etc.

See, look how much fun that could be !
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gordonm888
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May 16th, 2017 at 2:14:39 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

Ask for member advice on certain topics, like.....

"Tips for first-time visitors"

"Off the beaten path things to do in Vegas"

- Every suggestion would be one entry into the prize pool.



A large number of forum members do not live in Vegas or near Vegas and so could not participate. Dammit, the miracle of the internet is that it brings together people who live in different places but share a common interest. So, don't make an internet contest that is location-specific.
ronnief
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May 16th, 2017 at 5:25:07 PM permalink
have members submit a 10 question trivia contest, have the admins
select the best one and post it. Give a prixe to the winnind submission and prizes for members who get the most correct answers. Tied decided by earliest entry. Any subject. Sports Vegas old Vegas wierd table games, etc
AxelWolf
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May 16th, 2017 at 5:33:42 PM permalink
Quote: ronnief

have members submit a 10 question trivia contest, have the admins
select the best one and post it. Give a prixe to the winnind submission and prizes for members who get the most correct answers. Tied decided by earliest entry. Any subject. Sports Vegas old Vegas wierd table games, etc

Ever heard of google?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
prozema
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May 16th, 2017 at 5:44:51 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Ever heard of google?



A group of APs will never think of that.

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