Bets. Buddies. Banter.

How many times have you been in a bar, sitting on the grass after class, or chatting about something with your friends when a bet comes up?

ThisBet is a place where you can bet with your buddies about whatever you want.

Make Your Friends Remember Your Wins

Think you have the inside scoop on whether it will rain tomorrow where you live? Are you confident enough to bet Currants that your baseball team is going to hit 3 home runs by the 7th inning stretch?

In any example, chances are you’ve made a bet with your friends, the outcome happened, and the loser (or losers) “forgot” about it. Sneaky, sneaky.

Don’t let that happen again. Stop writing your bet on a napkin.
Make your friends remember your wins.

The Anatomy of a Bet

A Bet on ThisBet can be broken down into bits of content, here’s what they are, and some sample examples:

Bet Name  Usually a one-liner, this describes the bet in very brief detail.

  • Adam Sells His Car
  • Rain in New Orleans

Description  A more descriptive, *ahem* description of what everyone's betting on.

  • It went on Craigslist yesterday, how long do you think it will take to sell?
  • The forecast for tomorrow is 50/50, do you have the inside scoop?

Use Currants  You can use ThisBet's default currency or choose your own.

  • 1 Ride in His New Car
  • 50 Currants

Betting Closes  You decide when all bets are off.

  • Betting Ends in 1 Hour
  • Betting Ends tomorrow at 6 AM

Keep Your Buddies Close

As a ThisBettor, you have control over your network. You can use ThisBet to just bet against your close group of Buddies, or, you can bet against the entire world.

You can keep a tight circle of trust amongst your Buddies on ThisBet, selectively choosing who you want to participate in a bet you created, and keeping secret bets away from prying eyes.

Mightier than the Sword

ban·ter an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured raillery.

You Are in Charge

Be granted special privileges whenever you create a bet. Once you do so, you'll be able to invite your buddies to the bet, finish it when the outcome occurs, allow your buddies to invite their buddies.. or keep it hidden from prying eyes.

Keep it simple, or get advanced. If you're in a hurry, or on a mobile device, you can create a bet in less than 1 minute. If you want to get technical, advanced options are offered for different types of bets, with different ways of distributing the winnings, and different levels of privacy.

Going public, or staying private is ultimately up to you. If you have a bet that you just want to keep amongst friends, that's cool. If you have a bet in mind and you want to challenge the world, you can open it up publicly.

What's a Currant?

A Currant is the default currency used in ThisBet. Linguistically, having a lot of Currants is like saying “Currancy” out of the side of your mouth. Competitively, having a lot of Currants earns you a higher place on the Leaderboard.

In ThisBet, there are two different types of Leaderboards—the Global Leaderboard and the Local Leaderboard. The Global Leaderboard shows how you rank as a bettor against the world. The Local Leaderboard shows how you rank amongst your Buddies on ThisBet, or in other words, your private network.

Around here, we like to say “Be a Better Bettor” and you can definitely prove your worth by the size of your purse.