The day after casinos were un-banned (I think) there was 1 casino out there... then 4... then 15... then 34. It was getting annoying because any time anyone tried to sell anything in trade it would be wiped away by 6 or 7 advertisements from different casinos. Yes I played them 3 times and got money back, but after I saw the 22nd different casino I didn't support them because it was just annoying... Then about 2 days later it all stopped.
SHortly after this news of the casino not being bannable I for the first time in my WOW history saw casino advertisements... (going on 2 years now) Now this particular person didn't spam to badly... unless you where in the city he was in (in which chase should you be standing next to him you would get the trade ad and then the /say ad) But he was a lvl 1... how can someone trust a lvl 1? chances are he or she created that character to only scam people out of money.I personally think that all advertisements about casinos should be a temp ban offense (just for the possibility of spamming) Or at the very least they should be forced into a separate channel. I personally hate the casino games mainly cause I have yet to see a lvl 80 looking to start up one and only lvl 1's wondering around advertising for it which just reeks of conning.THough it seems they have currently banned casino advertisements. (thank God.) THough I appear to be a bit late on the news :(
They turn up on EU servers from time to time, but get banned fairly swiftly, its still against TOS here.
I have no problem with casinos in the game. I rarely ever feel like playing in one, and when I do it's more for fun than profit. Yes, there can be scammers, but there can be ninjas and gold-farmers too, and those do much more to ruin your experience without being stopped. Comparatively, casinos are harmless enough, as long as you keep in mind, 'caveat emptor' - buyer beware.Spamming ads, on the other hands, is gonna get old real fast, but thankfully we have the Report Spam button now which, with judicious use, should keep the legit casinos from making too much ruckus. The scam ones, however, will have to be reported constantly (just like ads for gold-buying sites).Since it looks like casinos are going to come back soon enough regardless of how we feel, I personally think it'll work itself out eventually. Just don't be afraid to use that Report Spam button when necessary!
The casino spam been pretty heavily for the last few weeks, so I guessed if they changed the rules, it's the reason for it's return.It's retarded annoying spam, and I hope everybody who ever spams their casino get a long or permanent ban. I personally want to hit the retards in the head with something heavy.Any form of gambling in-game just end up producing heavy amount of spam, and scams. If you want to do it, do it privately. I know a lot who does /roll for 100-5000g (yeah, large margins), on raid nights. But at least they don't pester public channels with it.Blizzard need to change the rules again, and start banning everybody who offers a form of casino.
simple solution for the casino problem that gives players what they want and eliminates scamming and spam .. create a "gambling house" or whatever in one of the major cities .. where you can gamble with an npc with preset rules .. you'd go up to the npc and click on him as if you were talking to him .. it would bring up a window where you could select how much money you want to wager .. you click on a "roll" button and it would go from there .. that would allow the players who enjoy gambling to gamble .. and eliminate the spam ..
Hmm, this sounds like something the Tauren should get on right quick! Imagine walking into Thunder Bluff, and you see a place near the Aution House called "Cairne's Gambling Hut" or somthing lucrid and silly. On a side note, I'm someone who doesnt mind wagering some money for fun, but some things you shouldn't depend on for income, such as gambling. But, I would like to place bets on arena matches. :D
I didn't actually KNOW casinos were illegal and recently became "Legal"I guess that's why the recent influx of naked blood elves standing on the bank rook have shot up too.. =/
If people want to gamble online (for real or fake money) there are plenty of sites they can do it at. Not sure why WoW should be the medium.On the other hand, casino's are part of life, and WoW is many people's alternate (main?) life. So why shouldn't the game that strives to include professions, adventure, fame, games, etc. not also include casinos?That's enough of the fence sitting...I definitely think that advertising should be disallowed in trade channel (or /yells etc). There's enough crap in there as it is. If Blizzard wishes to allow it, then post a 'casino&games' channel where they could advertise all they want. For those interested (and not offended) in a WoW casino, they can join the channel to find the nearest 'parlor'.As for stupid people being taken advantage of... well, at least it's only fake money/gold. Maybe this will be a good lesson for them... with any luck, it may help them avoid the RL scams.Now the real trick for Blizzard is going to be preventing the mob from getting involved. Speaking of which, I'm in need of a few henchmen... if anyone is looking for some work, and doesn't mind getting their hands a little dirty... ;)
oh are the casinos like the random guys who are in Org doing a Trivia Game? and they require a few to a lot of gold to do?
casinos in WoW? what? i've never heard of this b4
My server went through a huge casino love phase, and then the guy that ran it, quickly ran his repuatation into the groundI just put them all on ignore and move on.
I think their could be an npc run casino with betting on arena fights between either players or npcs fighting in a place like that arena in orgrimmar.
I have never heard about casinos in wow so I can't say it is a problem on my server. However, the trade channel is already spammed enough by gold sellers and I don't want more spam of any kind.
I would love to see in game casinos run by NPC's so that there could be no cheating/scamming. That would be sweet and the number of different games you could play would be great.