Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Basics

What is the Pog Casino?

This is a fake casino built purely for entertainment purposes. It's a game: how many Pogs can you win? Beat your friends and win the most! Join our Discord Server for more!

How to play?

Place a bet. Watch the multiplier increase from 1x upwards! Cash out any time to get your bet multiplied by that multiplier. But be careful because the game can bust at any time, and you'll get nothing!

What is a pog?

A pog is simply a unit of pogging. It has no exchange value for any monetary property, but it's worth so much. Win as many Pogs as possible!

How can I get free Pogs?

Every hour you can claim 50 free Pogs on your account page.

Game

What happens if I disconnect from the game?

Upon detecting that you have disconnected we cash you out (assuming the game is still in progress). Regardless of whether your client is connected or not, the auto cash-out feature will work as expected (it happens on the server), and we highly recommend you use it if internet reliability or performance is a concern.

How high can the game go?

There's no real limit! However, if during a game we ever are facing a net loss of 3% of the bankroll or greater, the server will automatically cash out all players still in the game, forcing them to enjoy an early win and a sizeable profit. You can see in game what the current max win is (in the bottom right of the chart)

What is the most I can bet?

No limit! Go nuts with your Pogs.

What is the bonus?

The bonus is a special prize that is awarded to the last people to cash out before the game busted. Getting the bonus is critical to skillful playing of Pog Casino, as it is the only way to overcome house odds.

1% of each player's stake goes into the bonus pot. So if there are 4 players, betting 400, 300, 200, and 100, there will be 10 Pogs in the pot. If the biggest player wins, he gets the whole pot. The site works out the rate he would be getting if he won, ie. 400 Pogs bet gives 10 Pogs bonus - or 1/40th bonus per pog bet. It then applies the same rate to whoever actually wins.

So if the 100 pog player wins, he gets 1/40th of 100, or 2.5 Pogs. That leaves 7.5 Pogs in the pot, which goes to the next best placing player(s).

Suppose the 200 pog player comes 2nd. He is due 1/40th of 200, or 5 Pogs. There are still 7.5 Pogs in the pot, so he gets the full 5 Pogs he is due - the same as if he had come in 1st place.

Suppose the 300 pog player comes 3rd. He's due 7.5 Pogs (300/40) but there are only 2.5 Pogs left in the pot, so he gets those and that's all. There's nothing left for the 4th or worse place players.

1% of games will instant bust (0x) and no bonuses will be awarded, all other games have bonuses equal to 1% of the amount wagered.

Fairness

What are the game odds?

The house margin is scaled between 0 and 1 %, depending on how long you hold. An additional 1 % is effectively taken from every bet and put into the bonus pool, which is distributed in its entirety every game. As a consequence, skilless or random play has—at worst—an expected return of -2 %, but it is possible to overcome the house margin by skillfully getting bonuses.

The numbers are baked into the game, so you never need to worry about it. We do not have a fixed house margin, as this would prevent highly conservative play (e.g. If you were only attempting to make $2 in a $100 game, a house margin of 1 % would be 50 % of your potential profits!). Our unique formula makes it fair for both highly conservative play (cash out early) and highly aggressive play (hold until you're a millionaire). All games are provably fair.

The exact formula for the houses expected return is:
1 % * (intendedCashOut - roomAmount) * (roomAmount / intendedCashOut)
But to really get a good sense of how this affects you, please use our handy odds calculator.

The other important thing to keep in mind is that every game has a 1 % chance of instantly busting. We do not make any Pogs on it, but rather use this to fund the bonus scheme. This is an important consideration to make if you are playing in such a way that you never win the bonus.

How is the game bust calculated?

It basically does three things.

First, it mixes the hash with the clientSeed (decided by the provably fair seeding event) using hmac-sha256

Secondly it gives a 1 in 101 chance of instant busting

Third, it works out what the multiplier would be if there was no house edge.

Fourth, it takes 1% off the multiplier and adds on 0.01x:

So half the time (other than 0x bust which we can ignore because they pay for themselves with the bonus) the multiplier will be 1.99x or more.

That means if we bet 1.99x we have a 50% chance of winning (again, ignoring 0x busts), and so the house edge is:

100 - (1.99 * 50) = 100 - 99.5 = 0.5%

The extra 0.01 that gets added on to the multiplier is half of the 1% that was taken off in this case, leaving the house edge at 0.5%. As the multiplier gets bigger, the 1% that is taken off gets bigger, and the 0.01x that gets added on becomes less and less significant, causing the house edge to tend to 1%

Is the game fair?

Absolutely! And we can prove it. Please see: the talk thread for technical details.

What happens when the server forces people to cash out?

Under some circumstances the server will force people to cash out. The most common reason is that the game multiplier has gotten so large that we are risking too much of our bankroll (10 % or more). Another possible reason is unexpected server problems. If more than one person in a game is affected by the forced cash-out, we allocate the last cash-out bonus to a random player.

What inspired you to make this?

Basically Pog Casino is a free version of Bustabit. It can be used for fun, or to help those who have an addiction. We made it because why tf not.

Who made this?

PJ#1541 and Solithcy#0001, using Bustabit's open source software. Say hi on the Discord server!

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