Sometimes eGenesis provides a fund for Governor's Tournaments. When such a fund is active, the house donates a small percentage of each bet placed on a particular Governed Island, to that island's Governor's Tournament Board. The governor of the island may use those funds to create Tournaments.
When such a fund is active, bets placed on non-governed islands like Zhifu, Xinren, Xinren Tang, etc., also contribute to each Governed Island's Tournament Board, in proportion to the relative value of bets placed on that island. So it is advantageous for players to place bets on what they consider their home island: Not only are they contributing to the island's Governor's Tournament fund, but they are also leveraging funds from bets placed on non-governed islands.