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3-30-2009 @ 11:10AM
I saw a post about casinos on a blog recently, and then withing the hour, someone was /yelling in IF about the one they created.The only reasons casinos work in real life is that the players trust the people who run them- that's probably not going to be the case in WOW where you can't codify trust, and there's no authority to go to if you get taken.
3-30-2009 @ 3:45PM
There doesn't need to be a trust within the casino scam people are running. They have no reason to screw you out of your money by stealing, thats because they are screwing you out of your money because you want them to. I've seen people offering even money on rolling higher than anywhere from 55 - 65. Personally I think its bad for the game because 1. It gives an easy way for gold farmers to steal other peoples money.2. It makes a person running a "casino" a huge target for hacking.3. It capitalizing on younger... or dare I say, stupider... players not knowing how bad they are getting ripped off. I don't know why Blizzard would be ok with this considering much of their player base is under 18 and although its virtual money, its still gambling. The point is, even if you have to roll only higher than a 55, its like you give the person 10g and he hands you 9g back. Good business if you can get it. Whenever I see anyone advertising a casino style game like that in chat I make sure to inform everyone that they are getting ripped off. But I guess casinos exist because people like getting ripped off by the house... at least make sure your players are educated enough to know they are getting taken advantage of
3-30-2009 @ 7:48PM
The reason casinos were banned in the first place is because you can do the following:- Make a level 1 casino alt (or even a recruit-a-friend 60+)- Run a legitimate casino and slowly part fools and their money until someone hands you a 500g+ bet- Mail the gold to your main and log out
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