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32 minutes ago, Chuckles said:

I think the consensus is that low-mid stake games are not really a concern but these high-stake games tend to be relatively unregulated, unrealistic and unchallenged. I'd be in favour of introducing some form of not regulation, but separation. I think if we found a way to segregate them both we'd be working towards common ground. I'm against script regulation for low-mid stake games but high stakes should require some sort of imposition.

 

This locks the formal of this suggestion pretty much. The law should be focused on the high-stake games because they're IRL very regulated and there is not much wind in the manipulation frame with these card games. If segregation appends to an OOC approval of the FM to players who're capable of handling the high-stakes in the most realistic way, then yes, I absolutely agree. And ofcourse, this doesn't only apply to casinos that are going to be managed, but actual players who have the knowledge to organise high-end card games in private. 

 

Low-stake games should stay informal as of the FM approval terms and they're every-day based. There's not much going on with them and if the enhanced picture should go like this, then just maybe this whole picture might get into the enforceable frame.

 

 

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Adding a bunch of limitations and bureaucracy to reshape a certain niche isn't going to solve the main issue that is a very particular group of people not roleplaying on a roleplay server. I'm sorry, but some of you seem to have a hard-on for excessive rules that changes little to nothing other than making things unfun and tiring for those that actually partake in those niches. Besides, I don't think anyone wants to waste their time writing a whole essay on how they're going to be the best at hosting illegal games and then pray that whoever is handling the request isn't going to be biased one way or another.

 

I do agree with limiting high-stake games, though. They can have a huge negative impact on the server as a whole if not properly supervised.

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I'm too lazy to read to pages of comments but your idea sounds very nice - maybe the staff can make a forum thread where people can apply for a poker room table in their house - specifically for factions like mafias where illegal gambling takes place. I remember the whole fiasco against poker - I was an admin at the time and I remember seeing exactly what you described - people just bunnyhopping here and there, without little to no roleplay, to win some money. 

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Blaming people for not having a decent RP is understandable,  but BION, ROUX, and then ROZE were trying to improve some things.  We just needed more time to do it. However, banning gambling basically was one of the reasons of LS-RP's downfall, because gambling was FEEDING many other fields on this server. For example, because of Casinos, money was flowing and it was easier to fund club, clothing shop, restaurant, bar, jewelry store openings &  other legal non-script based operations. It was the source of RP that was feeding the civilian life of the server and it was whacked just by one wrong decision which was banning the gambling. Not a lot of people know how many legal businesses were operating around gambling field. Furthermore  there were factions that based themselves on  bartenders, security officers, event organizers, and drivers, because of increased demand.  Besides, real corporate role-play was created first time  on this server. I know that there were many problems in gambling, but instead of making them illegal (banned in OOC), we should have tried to IMPROVE it.  

 

Illegal factions can always have their illegal gambling operations. We can work this out to make it more attractive for civilian role-players, but banning the legal gambling is not a correct way.

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Agree with you. I heard a lot of stories about how gambling destroyed people's lives. I have never gambled, but my father was a big fan of the Satta king up game. I managed to talk him round to stop. Anyway, the gambling industry was and still is very popular. So it's very hard to limit gambling games. But we can at least make some people reconsider their perspective. I believe that posts like this can serve that purpose.

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According to Daily Gazelle Magazine, all the states in the Union have Gambling legal exception is two, Utah & Hawaii. Why? Because of moral high grounds I believe. From a video game standpoint this is an In-character issue the server hasn’t even started yet. But once that does address it from there. But I’m giving this a -1 because it’s impossible to make gambling illegal. It’s addicting and fun to most people. The most easier way to hustle in a business is to start a casino. I would say if you wanna ban gambling start a movement/protest in-game to make gambling illegal. Similar to the Temperance Movement and the Prohibition of Alcohol. 

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