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Sup3rnovaSup3rnova Member Posts: 69

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  • LivnthedreamLivnthedream Member Posts: 555
    So in other words the developer has taken all reasonable action and you are blaming them instead of the parents who should be more closely monitoring what their children are doing?
  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Member RarePosts: 14,247
    Originally posted by Livnthedream
    So in other words the developer has taken all reasonable action and you are blaming them instead of the parents who should be more closely monitoring what their children are doing?

    That was my take on it.

     

    OP, they're gambling game money, not real money, right?

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • LivnthedreamLivnthedream Member Posts: 555
    Originally posted by Loktofeit

    OP, they're gambling game money, not real money, right?

    Its "real money" in the sense that digital goods can be turned into cash via the black market. Which is similar reasoning that many countries have reached when they consider digital currency as having value the same way hard currency does.

  • Sup3rnovaSup3rnova Member Posts: 69
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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Member RarePosts: 14,247
    Originally posted by Sup3rnova
    How have they done all they can when they ignore countless rooms with people gambling 24/7. They could remove the dice that get used to play these games but they have not, they could outright make it against the rules to gamble within the game but again no they have not.

    You are failing to grasp people are earning a living exploiting children of their virtual goods in essentially unlicensed casinos on a game aimed at teenagers which by law in most counties are below the legal gambling age.

     

    More info for those that want to discuss, rage, console, become hysterical, show concern or anything else in this thread:

     - Habbo Casinos info from the Habbo wiki at Wikia

     

     

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • Swedish_ChefSwedish_Chef Member Posts: 213

    Do you want the FBI to start cracking down on the employees of companies who participate in sports betting pools as well?

    The only way this is going to cost anybody real money is if a parent allows their child to access a bank account or credit card for use at the cash shop, and quite honestly any parent stupid enough to allow a 13 year old bank access is an idiot who deserves to lose all their money.

    They're gambling virtual goods; there's nothing illegal or even IMO immoral about that. Also why should it be banned? I'm sure there are consenting adults participating for enjoyment as well; why should they lose a source of their entertainment just because inept parents are either too busy, too ignorant, or too apathetic to keep track of what their kids are doing on the internet.

    Sorry, but I don't see a real problem here, or at least one as serious as you seem to think. It's not Habbo's responsibility to act as a parent or guardian to underage players. You want this to stop? There are plenty of parental & family groups / organizations you could contact, or even the FBI's cyber crimes division (not that I think this is serious enough to warrant doing so, but it could be done) instead of posting here.

  • neorandomneorandom Member Posts: 1,681
    the real issue is what about all the 13 year olds on chat roulette?
  • LivnthedreamLivnthedream Member Posts: 555
    Originally posted by Sup3rnova
    How have they done all they can when they ignore countless rooms with people gambling 24/7. They could remove the dice that get used to play these games but they have not, they could outright make it against the rules to gamble within the game but again no they have not.

    You are failing to grasp people are earning a living exploiting children of their virtual goods in essentially unlicensed casinos on a game aimed at teenagers which by law in most counties are below the legal gambling age.

    Notice there is a vast difference between "all they can" and "all that is reasonable". To police every room to eliminate gambling would be stupidly expensive manpower wise for example. As a developer there is only so much you can reasonably do to remove any kind of activity, especially once you start considering edge cases and how negative such changes are observed as.

     

    If anything I consider you trying to raise the mob to put the game to the sword as being far more damaging than what is going on there.

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  • LivnthedreamLivnthedream Member Posts: 555
    Rofl. Wow. Ran off with his tale between his legs just because we did not care about someone running an online casino? Really?
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