Originally Posted by Hammeru173
I just read a package valued at around 10k where a player was charging close to 30 percent mark up and looking to sell 80% of the action.
Basically he is getting paid close to $400 risk free to play this schedule with a 20% free roll at all profits.
1) How is this viewed here or with staking in general?
Not to mention his stats are about break even so....
2) Why isn't anyone telling him to f off in is thread?
3) Why are people actually buying this action?
4) What am I missing?
I would say there's always some stigma to freerolling or making a small profit but it is not as bad if the player is reputable. It is still in the players best interest to play his best just because he's in for 0% instead of 20% doesn't mean he should just start openjamming at 15 30.
A few people like to call others out for high markup but most just stay away if they aren't gonna buy. I wouldn't unless it looks like the OP is really confusing on purpose to disguise a high markup or an obvious scam
The guys ROI is almost 30% I assume its probably on the high side though i don't wanna figure it out but certain tourneys are more valuable than others so maybe investors think those tourneys are softer than average, are friends with him and know he knows his stuff or played with him before and respect his game. Also possible they think its close to breakeven but just want to gambool and help out a friend
A lot of people with good results are busto or close for various reasons. Just like some players get backed it makes sense to give up a little edge to take the pressure off if you think it will help you play better and be happier irl