Do players gamble in OGS?


Do players gamble in OGS? Are there any players participating in gambling in OGS ranked games? Is gambling allowed in this platform?


Aren’t the gamblers on Tygem?


We don’t, but i would personally love to be able to make bets on games ^^


I have never been to that server


Not that I want to advocate such things but - how would that work exactly? I mean

  • would there be some kind of cut-off where you could only place your bets before like move 50 or something? It seems ridiculous to allow people to continue to place bets once one player is obviously ahead, etc…
  • in games where there is a 2-3 stone difference, wouldn’t people just bet on the higher ranked player?


Bets should be made before game starts, gamblers can make their decision according to the player’s past results.

The lower rank player may have higher odds, vice versa.


Well, Tygem has 2 phases. Not sure why.

But disregarding the fact that there won’t be any betting (the US gambling mafia regulations are quite strict), the natural way to approach unequal probability of winning is odds. That’s why the payout is bigger IF the underdog wins (and the reason why bet manipulation is a lucrative business).


Ok, I gotcha. I guess I’m just thinking - when 2 people start playing on OGS, it’s pretty instantaneous - i.e. there is no significant time interval where “bets can be made before the game starts”

So - if betting was a thing - I’m guessing there would have to be some sort of imposed interval between the moment when a game between two players is announced (so that people can evaluate the odds and place their bets) and actual play commences…


What about betting between the players? A dollar for every point difference in score, or something like that. I guess that only works over a real board, to prevent people from using bots…

#10 is the Korean tradition.


What kind of bet? On the result? Or on the next move?
EuroGoTV has implemented a betting system for the next move on games they stream from top tables at some tournaments. Is not money, but some points you can earn tagging photos.