This is because poor people are more likely to gamble. There are many areas of life where success is not the result of merit or hard work. Casinos were tried, two defendants were summarily executed for crimes against humanity, and the rest were forced to lay down their chips as unindicted co-conspirators. It is impossible to stop online gambling. Multi-millionaires dumping PLEX are unlikely, and if we suddenly got a rash of them there are probably ways of making it a big hassle without removing PLEX outright.
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I think he speaks for a lot of players that work pretty hard to put things together for EVE readers and viewers. Gambling has an RP space in EVE as far as Im concerned, but it should be relegated to small amounts and use ingame themes. It fits right in. Taken at face value it also outlaws contract trading, character auctions, and arranging private sales of supers via forums.
They probably have no plans to do anything about any of that but their wording is either really sloppy or intentionally vague to cast a broad net. So lotteries are out, but normal sales are fine. Casinos were tried, two defendants were summarily executed for crimes against humanity, and the rest were forced to lay down their chips as unindicted co-conspirators. Thank you for saving us all from the terrors of unlimited funds and an armada of devil worshipers!!!
Alliance leaders forming a big cartel would only last until the joke got old, because peace is boring. More prosaically, I doubt CCP thinks gambling is immoral and I doubt they even share my view that in-game achievement should be restricted as much as possible to in-game methods.
So, good riddance to bad rubbish indeed. Gambling is so popular because so many people enjoy it. The sooner governments catch on to that many have in the EU, and the US has Vegas , the sooner we can move past this silly outdated notion that its somehow as worthy an evil as hard drugs or actual crimes with a victim.
Shocking, I was right. Glad someone over at the Goon forums is keeping an eye on the crazy part of the internet village. Gambling would have been eliminated from the whole industry without me anyway.
You underestimate the vulnerability of CCP in this case. Valve is a big american company with lots of money. Gambling promotes unhealthy values. It makes people concentrate of winning money. Casinos are often associated with criminal activity. Drug dealers and prostitutes operate near casi The economic benefits of casinos are exaggerated.
They generally only create low-paid jobs for loca Internet gambling is especially dangerous. All the No points: You can also add to the debate by leaving a comment at the end of the page. There may be the possibility of winning a big prize, but the overwhelming likelihood is that a gambler will lose money.
Casinos calculate their odds so that they will always make a profit. Gambling attracts people with little money who are desperate for a windfall. These are the people who can least afford to lose money. They should be protected from the temptation to gamble. Gambling should be banned, or at least very tightly controlled. Gamblers know that, overall, they are likely to lose money. They gamble because it is a leisure pursuit that they enjoy. There is nothing irrational about this.
Some people get an enjoyable thrill from the remote possibility that they might win a huge prize — even if they lose, they enjoy the experience. Some forms of gambling are highly sociable. For example, many people go to bingo halls to spend time with friends. It is patronising to suggest that people, including those on low incomes, should not be able to choose how they spend their money.
It results in people staking more and more money, most of which they will lose. Gambling addicts often turn to crime to feed their addiction. Addiction is highly damaging to families, since gamblers will spend whatever money they can on gambling.
People start to gamble without thinking that they will become addicted. Once they become addicted, it is too late. As with drugs, it is better to ban gambling to stop people getting started in the first place. Unlike drugs, gambling is not physically addictive. It is only psychologically addictive in some people. Only a small percentage of gamblers have an addiction.