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According to an article in the May 2013 issue of Gameinformer "... it appears inevitable that online gambling in video games is the next revenue frontier." Right now this form of gambling is banned in the United States. Lobbying groups, ie the American Gaming Association (the devil), are lobbying to legalize this form of gambling. Believe it or not, they are lobbying to legalize all forms of gambling including sports betting. In 2004 the US video game industry was worth 10.4 Billion. In 2012 the US gambling industry raked in AT LEAST 30 Billion from just its top , the actual figure is probably closer to 100 Billion.
Fifty years ago gambling was illegal everywhere except Nevada. Now it's only illegal in Hawaii and Utah. Almost every single state has more gambling being added (casinos, lotteries, etc). Their purpose is to generate revenue for the state and federal government. The industry and the government then makes lots of money. They say this money will go to schools and social programs. This is almost never the case. Every state that has added casinos to help their local economies have not increased funding for their schools.
What DOES happen is people lose everything they have. It's not isolated. There are 8 million Americans who at least can not keep up with their bills due to gambling. Some of them are MILLIONS in debt. Many of them turn to robbery, bankruptcy, suicide, murder, divorce, etc. Expanding gambling does nothing except create more of these people who are a liability to society.
Would you be OK with playing a game online that takes your money of pays you based on whether you score or get a kill? Maybe it's $10 for a single thing you do. Maybe you bet $100 on the game. Maybe you bet $1000 on winning and the enemy getting 0 kills or 0 points. There will be no end to how much you can lose once you start.
I am interested to see if the gaming industry and its players will allow and want for this to happen.
Edit: search youtube for "Stop Predatory Gambling"