Archive for the ‘Gambling’ Category

YouTube – Casino Ban in Second Life

August 1, 2007

Thanks to Benjamin at Virtually Blind for pointing out this video:

YouTube – Casino Ban in Second Life

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Virtually Blind – Virtual Law | Legal Issues That Impact Virtual Worlds

July 25, 2007

Virtually Blind – Virtual Law | Legal Issues That Impact Virtual Worlds
July 25th, 2007 by Benjamin Duranske

Second Life creator Linden Lab posted a policy clarification regarding gambling today, and it’s far more restrictive — and far more clear — than anything we’ve seen before. Though the subject of some debate, most commentators agreed that Linden Lab was flirting with trouble under its earlier policy given existing U.S. law. No longer…..

Official Linden Blog » Blog Archive Wagering In Second Life: New Policy «

July 25, 2007

Official Linden Blog » Blog Archive Wagering In Second Life: New Policy «
Posted by Linden on July 25, 2007

Policy

It is a violation of this policy to wager in games in the Second Life (R) environment operated on Linden Lab servers if such games:

(1) (a) rely on chance or random number generation to determine a winner, OR (b) rely on the outcome of real-life organized sporting events,

AND

(2) provide a payout in

(a) Linden Dollars, OR

(b) any real-world currency or thing of value.

This includes (but is not limited to), for example, Casino Games such as:

o Baccarat
o Blackjack
o Craps
o Faro
o Keno
o Pachinko
o Pai Gow
o Poker
o Roulette
o Sic Bo
o Slot machines

It also includes Sports Books or Sports Betting, including the placing of bets on actual sporting events against a book-maker or through a betting exchange.
Linden Lab will actively enforce this policy. If we discover gambling activities that violate the policy, we will remove all related objects from the inworld environment, may suspend or terminate the accounts of residents involved without refund or payment, and may report any relevant details, including user information, to authorities and financial institutions.

Official Linden Blog » Blog Archive Advertising Policy Changes «

July 25, 2007

Official Linden Blog » Blog Archive Advertising Policy Changes «

Policy change April 5, 2007

Reuters/Second Life » FBI probes Second Life gambling

July 22, 2007

Reuters/Second Life » FBI probes Second Life gambling

April 3, 2007