GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters: 131.02
48.5% of Goal | left
What about giving payouts based on this ...
When a wild/payout card is turned up you only get a payout for chips in the corresponding area listed on the card.
1-24 - Only people with chips on numbers 1 to 24 get payouts.
25-40 - Only people with chips on numbers 25 to 40 get payouts.
41-48 - Only chips on numbers 40 to 48 get payouts. There are only 8 numbers here, but if this could lead to some interesting strategy to dominate this part of the board to shut out other people.
49 - People get payouts based on chips on the whole board like normal.
Note: $49 is still the maximum payout for any payout card.
Will likely make money very tight throughout the game, so You might want to disregard the minimum bid. If you try this variant, let me know how it goes.