Have you ever wondered what Britney Spears and David Beckham are worth? It’s not the millions of dollars that they earn in the recording studio or on the soccer field. It’s actually £227.11 and £1.82, respectively (as of August 19, 2008). Celebdaq and Sportsdaq are two fun games brought to us by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) in England.
The whole world seems to be addicted to following the crazy exploits of celebrities and sports figures now a days. We might as well have fun in a stock market type game with them as well. Celebdaq and Sportsdaq are celebrity and sports stock exchange games. Instead of shares in companies you buy shares in celebrities and sports figures. Every day we count how much press coverage each celebrity gets. Then on Friday the shares you own will pay out a dividend, depending on how much press coverage those celebrities received. The more press coverage a celebrity receives, the more “money” you make. Just like in the real stock market, share prices rise and fall as demand for them changes. So, you can make “money” in the game by day-trading or buying low when demand for a specific sports star is low and selling high as the athlete gets more press coverage and the demand for them increases.
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