BAG BRO 2 wrote:
Why don't you just have both options available for the event? Then players who like the idea of playing for the kitty can, and the players who view that as a lottery can simply Buy a $5 gift card. Everyone is happy, and no one is forced into "throwing money into the kitty".
I thought of that, too. It's not a bad idea. I guess my fear is that sometimes choice leads to sadness.
Example: "No, I won't put into the pot... oh I won... sad..." I know it sounds silly, but human feelings aren't really logical.
Also... might create a funny feeling in the group that we're not all doing the same thing.
Still might be my option, though! I might be over-thinking vague psychological assumptions I'm making.