I definitely like Joes idea but I don't think it would be practical to separate between active betters and others. The good thing about Joe's proposed "merchandise" is that noone can "empty the shop" for them.
I have no idea what would be required technically, though, it might be difficult to implement.
I think it probably would be difficult to implement because first off the idea would have to be approved by the company that owns this Forum plus they would have to set up the store. And I don't think they would be all that interested in setting it up
I didn't mean that the posters would have to be betting all the time it just would be nice if they would do some betting instead of only buying at the store. But that would be yet something else that would have to be "set up" also. So I just don't see any of it happening at all!
Great idea anyway Joe