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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 weeks ago#51
Superemppu posted...
So gambling isn't gambling if you bet 10€ and you're guaranteed to win at least 1€?


The comparison is off point. Exchanging money for money in an unequal transaction is not the same as buying goods for money. Especially in cases where the goods you're buying all have the same nominal value, that value being zero (or if you wanted to argue you could say the value was the cost of the box divded by the number of items) because they can't be sold regardless.
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User Info: Cobra1010

Cobra1010
3 weeks ago#52
Going by some of you guys logic then certain scratch cards isnt gambling then
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 weeks ago#53
Without the chance to win something of monetary value. It's not gambling. It does however exploit gambling tendencies. Gambling can be fun. That's why so many older games had slot machine mini games that used in game money.

However, i think lootboxes are more insidious than gambling. With gambling you have a chance to make your money back. With lootboxes you always lose.
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User Info: Ultimate_Noob

Ultimate_Noob
3 weeks ago#54
A payout doesn't matter whether it's considered gambling in the United Stated - not sure about Belgium. If casinos could get around gambling laws just by giving a low-value (or worthless) return, they definitely would.
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 weeks ago#55
Ultimate_Noob posted...
A payout doesn't matter whether it's considered gambling in the United Stated - not sure about Belgium. If casinos could get around gambling laws just by giving a low-value (or worthless) return, they definitely would.

That's the opposite of what i said
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