Sep 2nd 2011 4:06PM Better info (from July 2011)
Let me provide some clarification if I may.
A Casino run within a private channel would be permitted. Obviously, discussion of what that entails would need to take place somewhere so discussion of the casino and how it works would also be permitted, within that private channel.
So within that channel you could discuss the rules of how you are running the casino.
It is the advertisement of said casino that is strictly prohibited. For those who may be looking for the loophole, we would consider getting someone to join a private channel through random invites or other misinformation and then covering what that channel was for, as advertising.
I hope that helps. :)
Also, keep in mind that these policies have changed before as we used to prohibit casinos in any form. This may change in the future if we find that players are being scammed though this practice, but for now, they are permitted.
Sep 2nd 2011 4:03PM seems like according to posts on the forums "advertising" can even include guild chat and whispers so unless this theoretical addon we created becomes popular enough for players to find the casinos strictly through a custom chat channel the game creates it's virtually impossible to create a casino without doing some sort of ingame advertising according to the rules.
Sep 2nd 2011 3:58PM Umm technically gambling or running a casino in game is NOT against the ToU. They specifically outlawed ADVERTISING for said casinos. I know it's basically impossible to get any players without advertising somehow but if you manage to get it going via word of mouth you can legally run one. Theoretically someone could create an addon that used a custom chat channel to notify players of a game being run and players could then gamble with that addon with whoever wants to play house.
Having said that, if it gets too popular the inevitable result will be people creating tickets about being scammed and then eventually Blizzard will just come down and ban the casinos themselves (assumption but I think backed by legitimate historical references).
Here's a blue post to substantiate it:
Aug 10th 2011 12:20AM Yes it should. U beat me to it, but bad macro in article is bad.
Jul 18th 2011 11:06AM Is guild A on Hydraxis? SFT by any chance?
If it is I hate to say it but give up Guild A and move over to Guild B.
Jun 10th 2011 11:43AM @Vael Certainly a viable route but be warned you're going to go through a LOT of effort for very little return. BG leveling is pretty quick and you're going to level from 84-85 in like 30 BGs at most (less if you win and less if they're all higher xp ones).
Jun 10th 2011 11:35AM @noyou You're missing the point. It would inconvenience the rest of us that us AH toons that are ONLY AH toons. I have a level 1 human rogue and a level 1 orc hunter that the only thing they've done is walked to the SW/Org AHs and then posted auctions for all the junk I collect on my main toons. Would it be better for us to have to level those toons to level 10 just to use the AH?
Regardless of whether it would offput new players (and it would) it would certainly inconvenience quite a few players that aren't doing anything wrong.
May 10th 2011 12:09PM Can we insist on an epic loot card?
Apr 19th 2011 10:21AM I don't know how you were compromised jhestor but it wasn't curse's autoupdater. More likely it was on a webpage you visited and you didn't even realize it at the time.