BetDice – https://betdice.one/ – are the latest addition to the gambling platform we once used to call EOS. Our cherished holy grail of blockchains to end all blockchains that promised us so much but now seems bent to continue it’s slow irrevocable descent into a casino style wild west.
I’m sure in the future we’ll look back fondly on those “glory” days and reminisce. The days when we were young, full of hope and optimism and believed that EOS would change the world. The days before we sit on our terraces, bouncing “junior” on our knees and telling him of the “good times”. The good times before our spiral of descent into re-hab for gambling addiction and how we started with 10 EOS, built it up to 10 million and then lost it all on the throw of a dice. Yes, my friends, how the “fever” grips us and maketh and taketh as surely as the tide rolls in and drags all that’s not fixed deep into it’s chest. These times are a-changing to be sure. But let me not dwell on things that might have been and will be, and cut to the chase.
So what is BetDice?
Recently launched, BetDice are giving a one-off 1,000 DICE token grab for those of you who go to their website and log in with your Scatter and “claim”. The transaction is pretty straight forward and I can vouch, it works. The tokens appear in your wallets immediately and allow you to play their game with said tokens. This is good, as the only other alternative is to play with EOS and that really really is not for the feint hearted. The game follows the usual dice roll format, where you bet on the odds of the dice roll being between 1 and 100 and potential payouts are adjusted accordingly. They provide a sliding bar which makes it so easy to change the odds of a roll that I think this should come with a health warning: never ever play this game at a Tequila party, children. It will only end in tears.
If that wasn’t addictive enough, they incorporate what I believe if the first faucet for EOS, or what they call their “Lucky Draw”. Each hour you press the “Draw” button to draw a lucky number and get the prize. These “prizes” are calculated as follows:
If this game is “proverbially fair”, as they claim, then you’ll need to press that draw button 10,000 times to “win” the jackpot of 50 EOS. To put that into context, 10,000 hours = 416.6 days (assuming you roll every hour, 24 hours a day) – so good luck with that.
In the same context, let’s say you “win” the 0.0005 EOS payout every hour. It will take you 2,000 rolls to win 1 EOS or, in normal language, 83.3 days. I think the terminology best used here is a “get rich slow” scheme. But hey, why not, it’s for free, right?
If that wan’t enough, they’re also looking to roll out a “dividend payment scheme” based on the number of DICE tokens you hold. The details of which are a bit vague at the moment but they’ll surely be updating it in the coming days. So if you have no qualms about benefiting from other people losing their kids inheritances, marriage break-ups and house repossessions from their gambling addiction, these are definitely the tokens for you.
Finally, they have a reward referral scheme where they ask you to invite your “friends” so that you can earn 30% of the “profit” generated by their bets. My thoughts here are mixed. Firstly, it’s a bit like passing a bottle of alcohol to your alcoholic mate and saying “drink this buddy” and you getting rewarded when they’re drunk. And secondly, they don’t say what happens when the debt collectors come knocking on your friends’ door and they cannot pay. But I suspect it’s a case of: if they win, you win and if they lose, you lose nothing.
Here’s my referral link (you lucky people): https://betdice.one/?ref=gy3tonrtguge. Now go gamble away and make me RICH 🙂
So there we have it people. Now let’s go down the pub, get hammered and then go back to my place and play BetDice and lose it all.
Awoo Awoo 🙂