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July 27th, 2019 at 9:17:20 AM permalink
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"GTA Online Update Adds Casino & Gambling, Gets Blocked in Almost 60 Countries"

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July 27th, 2019 at 2:09:03 PM permalink
This makes zero sense. In the GTA online game, you can use real money to buy "in-game money" and then gamble the IN-game money in a virtual casino, but you cannot win anything in the virtual casino that has any financial value in the real world - you can only spend your winnings to buy virtual items in the casinos shops -such as clothes or a car for your game character.

This is no different that almost any modern game - in most modern games you can use real money to buy items in the game to make your character/army more powerful or to buy "gold" in the game - and often the "gold" can be "Gambled" to try to get premier game items.

So, banning this is loony-tunes.
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July 27th, 2019 at 3:11:58 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

This makes zero sense. In the GTA online game, you can use real money to buy "in-game money" and then gamble the IN-game money in a virtual casino, but you cannot win anything in the virtual casino that has any financial value in the real world - you can only spend your winnings to buy virtual items in the casinos shops -such as clothes or a car for your game character.

This is no different that almost any modern game - in most modern games you can use real money to buy items in the game to make your character/army more powerful or to buy "gold" in the game - and often the "gold" can be "Gambled" to try to get premier game items.

So, banning this is loony-tunes.



i dont know why i think this but i am almost sure that some jurisdictions have legistation that covers making simulated gaming.

Now from what I have been reading about legal gaming, there is 3 core elements of gambnling and that CHANCE, CONSIDERATION, and PRIZE. of which this game fulfills IMO.
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July 27th, 2019 at 3:38:47 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

This makes zero sense. In the GTA online game, you can use real money to buy "in-game money" and then gamble the IN-game money in a virtual casino, but you cannot win anything in the virtual casino that has any financial value in the real world - you can only spend your winnings to buy virtual items in the casinos shops -such as clothes or a car for your game character.

This is no different that almost any modern game - in most modern games you can use real money to buy items in the game to make your character/army more powerful or to buy "gold" in the game - and often the "gold" can be "Gambled" to try to get premier game items.

So, banning this is loony-tunes.

personally, I don't want any form of gambling bans at all. However, I can see how this is a very predatory situation. The gambling industry is getting out of hand and there's going to be a lot of people who suffer for it in the long run. Is it just me, or is it actually now America's favorite pastime?
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July 27th, 2019 at 4:59:41 PM permalink
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So, banning this is loony-tunes.



It's pronounced "bureaucracy" =p

There's been a big push in the gaming scene (Super Mario, not Spanish 21) with regards to predatory practices surrounding in game purchases. Many big names peddling blockbuster titles are either getting bashed by consumer boycotts or facing (usually European) complete restrictions of their games. All if it is due to the mechanics being similar or identical to gambling.

While im not usually one to champion government interference, I say good. As the gaming dad hosting several multistation neighborhood kids Fortnite parties, this s@#$ is out of control. Not the gaming, nor the fad, but the psychology developers and publishers are using against them/ us. It's flat out grimy as hell, and the target is children.

No opposition to gambling, online or otherwise. But get this s@#$ oot of gaming.
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July 27th, 2019 at 10:57:48 PM permalink
I always thought it would be cool for a multi player game like GTO set up to where you can build/ buy a casino and run it.

I know Second Life had casinos for a while. They use the linden dolallr and it's traded on the exchange or something like that so it's real currency.

They had a crack down on in game casinos, however, I think there are underground casinos that operate somehow.

I find all that very fascinating.
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August 1st, 2019 at 1:14:28 PM permalink
Surprisingly, GTA may actually be paragons of responsible gambling, despite the use of fake money:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/gamblification-is-spreading/

I touch on that, other forms of video game/app gambling (including those that are not quite so obviously gambling) in the article above.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219

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