Organizing a Casino Runup Event Online
If you’re spending a lot of time at home, then you may be looking for new ways to maintain connections with friends and family. You can do this while having a lot of fun in the process by organizing and taking part in a casino runup event.
Beat Cabin Fever With a Fun Competition
We want to make sure that you have lots of great ideas for staying connected with the people you care about, and we understand that your options can be limited due to whatever is going on in the world and your life at any given time.
To this end, we want to give you a fun idea that you can make your own to spend time online and stay connected with the people who are the most important to you.
Along these lines, we’re going to breakdown the concept of a casino runup competition and give you some ideas on how to put a fun spin on the whole thing so that you and the people you’re close to can have an excuse for more social interaction and playing along with each other even if you can’t stay connected in person.
What is a Casino Runup Competition?
The basic idea behind a runup is that you start with a certain amount of money or account balance on a casino, and you give yourself certain restrictions on how you can run that money up to a higher total. It has a lot more freedom than a casino tournament, and it offers the level of flexibility that people may need during a time when they can’t see each other like they typically would.
The whole concept is so open-ended that there are a ton of variations, and we’re going to give you some ideas that you can use to try to come up with your own versions that will fit whatever you and your friends and family think will work the best for your particular situation.
The Objective and Distribution of Prizes
While there are a number of things to decide on when creating this type of event for yourself and your friends and loved ones, the very first thing that you should choose is what the actual objective is. It’s obvious that you want to get the highest balance, but what about the following:
- Which games can you play?
- What level of stakes are okay?
- Are you playing for real money or play money?
- What kind of time period is involved?
- How are these results going to be proven?
The answers to these five questions will help to define your overall structure, and from that structure, you can decide on prizes.
Because there’s so much variation available with these five points, we’re going to offer two different examples here before we start looking at prize options.
Example 1: A Big Pool of Players
Suppose you and eight friends want to get in on the action. You could pile everyone into the same pool and have everyone deposit €25 on the same online casino. Players would then put up another €10 to be used for the overall prize pool, which would be worth €90 (€10 times nine total players).
You divide everyone up into groups of three, and those players decide when to get together, view each other’s screens at the same time, and play through for a one-hour session. Using free software to see each other’s screens gives accountability and proves the results of the competition.
Players would be allowed to play any games they wanted, but they could never make a single wager worth more than €1.
Let everyone come together at a time that’s convenient for them, and whoever can end up with the highest account balance at the end of that time period will win overall. Results can be reported in to whoever is organizing the thing, and you can even make little leaderboards or something similar.
The prizes can be divided up in a variety of ways, but something simple would be 50 percent going to first place, 30 percent to second place and 20 percent to third place for the highest overall balance at the end of the time period.
Example 2: Weekly Pairings
Another way to play would be to have an even number of people in the event and to pair up each week to watch each other play in heads-up match ups. These sessions could be scheduled whenever the players were available, and one or two rounds each week is a pretty good pace for this sort of thing.
With this type of pairing, you can do single-elimination, double-elimination, round-robin or a Swiss system style pairings to eventually get a winner based on who wins each individual match-up. Along similar lines as the first example, you can just have their totals added up each week instead to see who can come out ahead on a leaderboard.
A good way to mix things up would be to do a round-robin or Swiss system where everyone ends up having the same number of pairings, but the totals are maintained as well for two separate prize pools. Something like €5 apiece into a pool for the match play winner as a “winner takes all” payout could work, and then you could do another €10 each that’s put into a prize pool for the top leaderboard places that is divided up to the top winners based on percentages along similar lines as what we mentioned before.
Maintaining the Social Factor
A key part of the point of all of this is to maintain the social factor when you can’t do it in person like you would under normal circumstances. The whole idea is to maintain contact around a certain activity, and the runup event is the activity of choice here.
There are a few ways you can do this, but a central chat where everyone comes together to discuss the pairings and who is winning or losing is a good place to start. This can be done over a mobile app like a group text, or it can be done on the computer via something like Discord.
Another option depending on the size of the group would be a web forum. Free message boards are available online that are incredibly easy to set up, and even other free organizational systems like Asana can be put up in a way to facilitate this.
In any case, this is the kind of thing that can go a long way toward keeping you connected with the people you care about the most while you’re stuck at home, and that’s something we definitely need more of.