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GTA Online Casino Opens Its Doors Next Week - MMORPG.com

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  • KnightFalzKnightFalz Member RarePosts: 800
    edited July 22

    Rhoklaw said:


    Kyleran said:




    ithlwyn said:

    Ok so first off you get the DLC for free with Twitch Prime which you can get from a free trial of Amazon Prime. If you're spending real money for in-game money I feel sorry for you. Even if you have to buy the items from the new update with in-game money it won't be a big deal if you have actually played the game for a while like any other MMORPG. You can argue that it's not an MMORPG but I'm not going to listen to that. You play and acquire things the longer you play so pretty much MMORPGish game. I have $135,000,000 all made legit. The crew I'm in doesn't mod and we don't accept modded money. The only "REAL MONEY" I have spent on this game is the $30 I spent to buy it. For real, get an active crew and learn to play. If you need a crew to help you learn how to make money and survive in Los Santos then hit me up but all of this nonsense about spending real life money to play in the casino just makes you sound like a retard. There is absolutely no reason to buy shark cards for this game if you have friends and can do basic math...


    So Rockstar put all this effort into a new casino expansion to NOT make any money? Wow that's some savvy business practice there.




    Kind of amazing how some folks are unable to see the forest amidst all of the (money) trees, eh?

    Game devs rely heavily on them.


    While both arguments are viable, it's the select few who refuse to understand what a compulsive behavior is. Gambling IS an addiction for some, and the fact some people aren't as susceptible to it is great, but not all humans are the same. Removing RMT from online games is about the only means to ending this discussion. Once that happens, game developers will have to find a new way to make easy money. Like going back to subscription models in which these F2P players who claim they don't spend money will be shit out of luck than, lol.



    Government should get right on that, after they ban alcohol because some people are alcoholics, and smoking due to the addictive properties of nicotine.

    Oh, yes, they need to ban social interaction as well due to some having social anxiety.

    Funny thing though, the government, at least in Canada, runs their own gambling operations, in the form of casinos, various lotteries, and scratch tickets. They also earn a great deal of revenue from additional taxes on alcohol and cigarettes.

    I wager if they find a way to apply additional taxes to loot boxes they won't be so horrible as was originally thought (as soon as they became a hot button political issue.)

    In other words, governments have traditionally been more inclined to profit from addiction rather than protect addicts. I expect they will largely continue to follow suit when they feel the political benefits of the well they are currently drinking from runs dry.
  • OzmodanOzmodan Member EpicPosts: 9,473
    For those saying oh look what it will encourage the kids to do, well first off this game isn't made for kids in mind, its made for those 17 and older so if a kid is playing this game and blows money on it via gambling even when the game is 17+, then it falls on the parents and bad parenting, its not rockstars job to be the parent for someone else's child.
    In what world do you live in?  If the average age playing this game is above 15 I would be shocked.

  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,155

    Rhoklaw said:


    Kyleran said:




    ithlwyn said:

    Ok so first off you get the DLC for free with Twitch Prime which you can get from a free trial of Amazon Prime. If you're spending real money for in-game money I feel sorry for you. Even if you have to buy the items from the new update with in-game money it won't be a big deal if you have actually played the game for a while like any other MMORPG. You can argue that it's not an MMORPG but I'm not going to listen to that. You play and acquire things the longer you play so pretty much MMORPGish game. I have $135,000,000 all made legit. The crew I'm in doesn't mod and we don't accept modded money. The only "REAL MONEY" I have spent on this game is the $30 I spent to buy it. For real, get an active crew and learn to play. If you need a crew to help you learn how to make money and survive in Los Santos then hit me up but all of this nonsense about spending real life money to play in the casino just makes you sound like a retard. There is absolutely no reason to buy shark cards for this game if you have friends and can do basic math...


    So Rockstar put all this effort into a new casino expansion to NOT make any money? Wow that's some savvy business practice there.




    Kind of amazing how some folks are unable to see the forest amidst all of the (money) trees, eh?

    Game devs rely heavily on them.


    While both arguments are viable, it's the select few who refuse to understand what a compulsive behavior is. Gambling IS an addiction for some, and the fact some people aren't as susceptible to it is great, but not all humans are the same. Removing RMT from online games is about the only means to ending this discussion. Once that happens, game developers will have to find a new way to make easy money. Like going back to subscription models in which these F2P players who claim they don't spend money will be shit out of luck than, lol.



    Government should get right on that, after they ban alcohol because some people are alcoholics, and smoking due to the addictive properties of nicotine.

    Oh, yes, they need to ban social interaction as well due to some having social anxiety.

    Funny thing though, the government, at least in Canada, runs their own gambling operations, in the form of casinos, various lotteries, and scratch tickets. They also earn a great deal of revenue from additional taxes on alcohol and cigarettes.

    I wager if they find a way to apply additional taxes to loot boxes they won't be so horrible as was originally thought (as soon as they became a hot button political issue.)

    In other words, governments have traditionally been more inclined to profit from addiction rather than protect addicts. I expect they will largely continue to follow suit when they feel the political benefits of the well they are currently drinking from runs dry.
    Government doesn’t profit, they go deeper in the hole every year. I would bet that the taxation they collect doesn’t cover the criminal/social costs. I pay into the seven figures every year in tax, last year was over 2 million. My way of making money doesn’t feed into addiction. Why the fuck should I and other tax payers have to subsidize the criminal/social costs of an addiction industry be it gaming or drugs. Make those industries pay their own way for the crap they cause.

    Lets not forget that governments don’t have any money, they only have our money.
    Asm0deus

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 6,999
    I didn't even know there was a GTA online...is it any good?
  • Asm0deusAsm0deus Member EpicPosts: 2,915
    edited July 23
    ...snip...


    Government should get right on that, after they ban alcohol because some people are alcoholics, and smoking due to the addictive properties of nicotine.

    Oh, yes, they need to ban social interaction as well due to some having social anxiety.

    Funny thing though, the government, at least in Canada, runs their own gambling operations, in the form of casinos, various lotteries, and scratch tickets. They also earn a great deal of revenue from additional taxes on alcohol and cigarettes.

    I wager if they find a way to apply additional taxes to loot boxes they won't be so horrible as was originally thought (as soon as they became a hot button political issue.)

    In other words, governments have traditionally been more inclined to profit from addiction rather than protect addicts. I expect they will largely continue to follow suit when they feel the political benefits of the well they are currently drinking from runs dry.
    Except here in Canada since lots of stuff like health care is freeish they monetize bad behavior they know they can't stop to try and recoup some losses.

    For example you can't just start up your own gambling business or casino, they are government owned even if in some provinces they are not government run.  Also they make money off pot while making it illegal for anyone else to sell it except for them.

    I have no problem with this I would rather people buy pot at SQDC, pay thier taxes, know what they are smoking rather than buy w/e off the corner street.

    Same could be applied here I guess though from what I gather there no way to turn any of the "cash you gamble" in gta online into real live monies?  Which mean I think they would go more with some kind of age limits.


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  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,652
    How many ganksters will be sitting at the front door doing what they do?
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  • RavZterzRavZterz Member UncommonPosts: 608

    Daz001 said:

    What a great idea. This will give kids the option to gamble wisely. Hopefully if you lose it all you can just pull out a gun and Rob the joint also very educational for children for when they get older. Thank you Rockstar. Maybe sex ed could be the next update.



    They have sex ed too. The hookers in the game can give you herpes.

    Make games you want to play.

  • PalebanePalebane Member RarePosts: 3,622
    edited August 2
    I love the casinos in Fallout: New Vegas. Mostly I like those Gomorrah girls.

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