This is just the ramblings of a nerd who likes to play with numbers.
How much ISK has SOMER Blink made?
Opening up the SOMER Blink website, I can extrapolate a few numbers based on a sampling of their lotteries. I decided to take ten lotteries, and come up with an 'average percentage' of profit based upon current Jita prices of the ten items being 'lotteried.'
For example. SOMER had a Tengu lottery going at the time of this post. A Tengu costs 166.3 mil in Jita. SOMER was selling 8 tickets at 27.5 million per ticket for a total of 220 million. If you were to purchase an item at 166.3 and sell it at 220, the % profit would calculate out to 32%.
For all ten items, the following chart was born:
Now, before we do anything, let's take almost 50% of that off the top. Let's say that SOMER gives away or spends almost half of all their profits to sponsor various things, pay for promotional stuff and advertising, etc.
So now, we're sitting on a nice, workable figure of 25% profit.
At the time of writing this, the SOMER website reports to have given away 1,212,498,889,847,310 ISK in winnings. Now, we can take this figure several different ways. Perhaps it is the figure of given away value, after profit? Or, simply the sum of all total lotteries. Or, it could be the Jita value of all items lotteried.
I'm going to have to choose one, so let's say that it is simply the total ISK given away in lotteries based upon how much ISK was spent on the sum of all completed lotteries. Essentially, the 'amount of ISK to exchange hands' as it were.
At 25% profit, this would equate to approximately 303 trillion ISK.
This still seems crazy high, so for the sake of keeping our numbers conservative, let's say that SOMER really only makes 7%. I was once told by a little birdy that popular betting site EVE-Bet makes around 7% off the top. 7% sounds good.
At 7% profit, this would equate to approximately 84 trillion ISK netted in profits by SOMER Blink.
What is 84 trillion ISK, exactly? I mean, besides a really big number?
- In Jita, a volume of around 25 billion tritanium gets sold each day, give or take. At an average of 4.87 ISK per trit, 84 trillion ISK could consume the entire daily volume of tritanium sold in Jita for around 1.8 years.
- At around 4 billion ISK per fit ship, 84 trillion ISK would purchase a fleet of approximately 21,000 dreadnaughts.
- At 1,000 ISK per LP, and an average of 17.5K LP and 15 minutes per plex, you would have to plex non stop for around 42.15 years at Tier 5 to obtain that much ISK. In so doing at Tier 5 rates, you would plex the entire Amarr/Minmatar warzone from start to finish 140 times.
- At 500 million ISK and 15 USD per PLEX, that's approximately 2.52 million USD worth of PLEX. Or, it would fund a single account for 14,000 years.
SOMER Blink gives away 200 million in 'credit' on their site when you purchase a GTC from them. At around 3 dollars in commission per 60 day GTC, if SOMER gave away all their profits for GTC purchases, they would net approximately 1.26 million USD in commissions.