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    surel you would only go bankrupt if the player had an infinite amount of cash to play with?
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    (Original post by DFranklin)
    So it does seem to me the "value" of the company is significant. If my company is worth £1m, taking £50000 in fees for a "1 in 200 year" risk of catastrophic loss may not be a bad deal. If it's worth £1B, it's obviously not sensible.
    If your company was worth £1m and you took £100k fees for a "1 in 200 year" risk, would you be more or less likely to take that risk than if your company was worth £1B and could collect £100m fees for the same risk?

    (Or was that your point? I might have misunderstood you...)

    Perhaps I would sell this game if I could effectively set a ceiling by what would cause me to go bankrupt, and then pulling out of the game once (and if) I passed a certain worth.
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    You've only just realised this? ... :p:

    Yes I know this isn't what the thread is about really, just a funny title.
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    If you are selling this game, sooner or later that small probability of bankruptcy will happen - so I don't see how you would make a business run with a long run profit on this; sure you may be able to survive 10 years or whatever, but in the end the bankruptcy case will happen. edit: If you only play the game once, then you will maybe want to take that little risk - although it is still unsafe, and not something I would do.

    So, I seem to agree with you...
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    It's an interesting paradox, how the expectation of the payout is infinite.

    Anyway, it doesn't really matter, because the Government would bail you out :yep:
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    It's about risk-return. The odds of going bankrupt are tiny, but play the game enough times and it might happen. I believe a similar thing is happening in the financial markets at the moment. In any event, if I played it just one time, I'd sell it for £20
 
 
 
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