The Great Dead Of Night IPO Drop. The Positives, The Negatives And The Future



  • @stumac85
    it i a buissness i agree - but its not an actuall stockmarket - its total fantasy and they are in complete control of how and when they keep all their punters happy, they have the option to do this, just needs some more thought



  • @G27 Agree with this. Its a gambling site so they can limit stake anytime they want as they have the right to refuse a bet. Max 300 futures per user for first 24 hours seems fair and reasonable to me.



  • @janner73
    done



  • @G27 Maybe but im told alot of the money FI makes comes from big hitters/investors. Are FI really going to tell them they can only buy a couple of hundred shares and then sit on their hands 24 hours and watch the price rise before they can get on again.



  • @Dalien-Smith
    yeah, whats the difference with that happening to everyone else? they can buy 300 initially and then 24 hours make a similar investment to what they'd originally planned. they'd almost be a seperate influx for the bigger punters after 24hours...everyone gets a piece.



  • @G27

    i think of it more like keeping the majority of users content - it apeases a much wider audience and keeps FI growing by keeping more users interested



  • @Dalien-Smith said in The Great Dead Of Night IPO Drop. The Positives, The Negatives And The Future:

    @G27 Maybe but im told alot of the money FI makes comes from big hitters/investors. Are FI really going to tell them they can only buy a couple of hundred shares and then sit on their hands 24 hours and watch the price rise before they can get on again.

    The big hitters need the huge number of smaller punters as well. If the site was only made up of a small number of big hitters it wouldn't last long so it's extremely important to find a solution that works for all groups.



  • @G27 Your working on the assumption we are all equal punters here. There certainly appears to be a reverance to big investors here. They have their own customer service number dont they? Any decision on IPO could potentially impact profit margin. I think we maybe stuck with the free for all approach. I totally get where your coming from though.



  • IMO I think we will see more IPO’s dropping in the middle of the night to cater for other country’s in different time zones... can’t just be all about the uk trying to get IPO’s at a decent price.

    When they drop midday our time other county’s it’s the middle of the night/early morning and miss out on new IPO’s

    FI have to think about other users in different country’s as well, not just the UK.



  • Its difficult to gauge how much appetite there is for fair play in IPO introduction. FI certainly stay clear of the subject. I imagine to bring some 24 hour fair play it would involve more tech which their tech department has proved wanting in the past. For me Im happy to have IPOs for now. Implementing change in IPOs I fancy might cause further disruption. One for a slow off season.



  • @Pluko I think in this instance. FIs UK dead of night IPO drop occured to spare their overworked servers overload rather than offer an oppurtunity to our overseas friends.

    They could do more with overseas customers though. MB could be potentially sourced from more overseas media outlets. Very UK centric that is at present.



  • This is what I would do:

    New Tab on the main screen called IPOs

    Mondays: A list of players appears in the IPO tab next to their fixed IPO price. You have until friday to order up to x amount (up to 500 maybe) of that player at the IPO price.

    Fridays: The IPO players are released to the open market and treated as normal from then. Any players you ordered are added to your portfolio at the IPO price.

    I think that would work.





  • @Ralph-Wiggum how? Then there would be thousands and thousands of risk free shares out there all obtained at the ipo price and no one to buy them off you. What happens when all these shares are listed? Does the price go down to below ipo price?



  • @EThomas9 said in The Great Dead Of Night IPO Drop. The Positives, The Negatives And The Future:

    @Ralph-Wiggum how? Then there would be thousands and thousands of risk free shares out there all obtained at the ipo price and no one to buy them off you. What happens when all these shares are listed? Does the price go down to below ipo price?

    Let alone the potential dividend liability to FI on thousands and thousands of risk free shares.



  • @janner73
    it wasnt really thought through but i like the IPO tab



  • @G27 Yes I like the IPO tab too. Would be easy to add and then just release new players there whenever with no announcements needed.



  • Thumbs up for an IPO tab. Those pesky IPO announcements are a devil to find.



  • @Ralph-Wiggum said in The Great Dead Of Night IPO Drop. The Positives, The Negatives And The Future:

    This is what I would do:

    New Tab on the main screen called IPOs

    Mondays: A list of players appears in the IPO tab next to their fixed IPO price. You have until friday to order up to x amount (up to 500 maybe) of that player at the IPO price.

    Fridays: The IPO players are released to the open market and treated as normal from then. Any players you ordered are added to your portfolio at the IPO price.

    I think that would work.

    Yep this is the way



  • hmmmm, @janner73 and @EThomas9 have a point.

    If the player performs then more people will want to buy and the price will go up, if not, then if people want rid then can put them in the sale queue which will lower the price. I don't see any reason why the price and IS price can't drop below the IPO price if the market thinks it needs to.


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