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Friday, August 05, 2016

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Iggy

I don't gamble in either life. But if it helps monetize the product and the Feds do not crack down, more power to Linden Lab.

Come to think about it, the game shows on TV are all games of skill. I would love to play something like Jeopardy in SL!

Skate Foss

Maybe we can get Classic Tringo back? I loved hanging out at Ice Dragons back in the day playing Tringo with everyone. Games of skill were in SecondLife a long time ago. Wonder what LindenLab will come up with next? :)

Wagner J Au

Agreed, really liked Tringo. Did it get pulled from SL after that company bought the rights to turn it into a DS game? Haven't heard from Kermitt Quirk since forever...

Adeon Writer

As a resident of Arizona, I'm automatically banned from entry to any of these sims.

Not that I'm interested in gambling at all, of course. But it's annoying when people congregate to one of these regions and I can't even walk in the door.

Kind of dumb Linden felt the only possible solution to keep gambling out of states where you can't gamble is to ban them from the regions entirely.

You could have just like, disabled the machine for us.

Adeon Writer

(Obviously, as someone who likes being able to visit places in Second Life, I hope this doesn't catch on.)

Wagner J Au

"As a resident of Arizona, I'm automatically banned from entry to any of these sims"

What happens when you try to teleport to the location -- do you get auto-booted with a notice, or what?

Adeon Writer

> "What happens when you try to teleport to the location -- do you get auto-booted with a notice, or what?"

I'm glad you asked!

If the region server sees connection request from an ISP located in a state or country that forbids online gambling, it simply refuses the connection to the viewer altogether. The result is the teleport fails and you remain where you were.

If you log in from a different state (or spoof your location) you can get in fine, but that would be a ToS violation.

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