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[Locked] Are Requisitions Gambling and is it legal

OP CosperDaGhost

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Gamblings in everything. What do you think an arcade is? Hahah
OP:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF-SR2UwGQ8
Lets First define gambling Under USLEGAL.com

"A person engages in gambling if he stakes or risks something(IE Money) of value upon the outcome of a contest of chance(Armor and Permanent unlocks) or a future contingent event not under his control or influence(RNG), upon an agreement or understanding that he or someone else will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome (2 Permanant Unlocks Per Gold and Silver)." Link

Now That we have established a definition one could argue, very easily that Requisitions are in fact gambling and as such take advantage of a person.

And with Daily Fantasy sports here getting hit hard it wont be long before some very angry fans actually do something, I wont, but somebody could bring this to an attorney
I lol'd

To speak on experience in Japan why Esports hasn't been popular is because of something similar to "Daily Fantasy" but the game itself could not present that same kind of restitution. I can agree you have the definition right there, but its not gambling until you sit and spend money on REQ Packs which you could otherwise get with EARNED REQ POINTS.
Lets First define gambling Under USLEGAL.com

"A person engages in gambling if he stakes or risks something(IE Money) of value upon the outcome of a contest of chance(Armor and Permanent unlocks) or a future contingent event not under his control or influence(RNG), upon an agreement or understanding that he or someone else will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome (2 Permanant Unlocks Per Gold and Silver)." Link

Now That we have established a definition one could argue, very easily that Requisitions are in fact gambling and as such take advantage of a person.

And with Daily Fantasy sports here getting hit hard it wont be long before some very angry fans actually do something, I wont, but somebody could bring this to an attorney
Think of req packs as booster packs for trading card games but without the trading aspect or even blind bags like the Jurassic World ones.. You have absolutely no control over what you get unless you buy a starter deck . . . now that I brought that up I shall go to a different part of the forums.
343i has a better legal understanding than you do.
That's without a doubt correct, and with Microsoft's backing I'm confident everything they do is not even questionable in terms of legality.
I don't think it's gambling. The text below paraphrases* U.S. Code § 5362 - Definition for gambling:

Bet or wager.—The term “bet or wager”—
<a></a>(A)means the staking or risking by any person of something of value upon the outcome of a contest of others, a sporting event, or a game subject to chance, upon an agreement or understanding that the person or another person will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome;
(B)includes the purchase of a chance or opportunity to win a lottery or other prize (which opportunity to win is predominantly subject to chance)
(C) does not include— participation in any game or contest in which participants do not stake or risk anything of value other than
<a></a>(I)personal efforts of the participants in playing the game or contest or obtaining access to the Internet; or
<a></a>(II)points or credits that the sponsor of the game or contest provides to participants free of charge and that can be used or redeemed only for participation in games or contests offered by the sponsor; or
(III)participation in any fantasy or simulation sports game or educational game or contest in which (if the game or contest involves a team or teams) no fantasy or simulation sports team is based on the current membership of an actual team that is a member of an amateur or professional sports organization.

*According to the Cornell School of Law
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/31/5362
What, you're in junior high or something? Let me know when you've passed the BAR or at least gotten your JD. :-/
25/50
Microsoft has 500,000 in micro transactions already
Sparky6565 wrote:
You're not risking anything by making a purchase. You are receiving an item in exchange for cash.
a rnadomly generated item that could be a small varient change of another item you already recieved
Then that must mean unboxing things on games such as TF2 and CS:GO are illegal too? Sorry to break it to you but it's not gambling because there really isn't anything to earn/win. But on websites like you beloved little Draft Kings if I do remember properly that players can win money back. So please educate yourself before posting such a rediculous topic.
This is ridiculous. You have a 100% chance of gaining something. There are so many examples of things similar to this. Arcades, random grab bags from jinx. It is extremely far from gambling. Also you have no chance of winning money like in a casino or fanduel etc.
It's legal, welcome to the future of gaming! yeah!
If you’re genuinely concerned, contact the office of your local gaming authority, as well as your state attorney general.
By that logic, so is buying trading cards.
Exactly what I was thinking.

Technically it is not considered gambling, however, sometimes luck just plays a big role in this...my luck is not so good. Lol
First of all it's a video game. Secondly, if you want to spend actually money on in-game items then do it. You know what the outcomes could be.
Yes it's digitally gambling and no it's not illigal.
Lets First define gambling Under USLEGAL.com

"A person engages in gambling if he stakes or risks something(IE Money) of value upon the outcome of a contest of chance(Armor and Permanent unlocks) or a future contingent event not under his control or influence(RNG), upon an agreement or understanding that he or someone else will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome (2 Permanant Unlocks Per Gold and Silver)." Link

Now That we have established a definition one could argue, very easily that Requisitions are in fact gambling and as such take advantage of a person.

And with Daily Fantasy sports here getting hit hard it wont be long before some very angry fans actually do something, I wont, but somebody could bring this to an attorney
gambling is making a bet on a skill or game of chance, in which the bet is returned with a profit if won. Requisitions fall under the legallity of collectibles like tcg's
Lemme guess: this is another one of those threads where the OP has no knowledge of what he's talking about, and will stick to his uninformed opinion despite page after page of reasons why he's wrong.
Odium44 wrote:
By this logic, going to McDonald's is gambling.
"A person engages in gambling if he stakes or risks something(Diabetes) of value upon the outcome of a contest of chance(Armor and Permanent unlocks) or a future contingent event (eating) not under his control or influence(Hunger), upon an agreement or understanding that he or someone else will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome (Juicy angus burger).

Odium44 you are correct
^- This post is saturated with succulent drippings of epic win.

Anyway...

It is a gamble in that you are spending money for an uncertain outcome but it's more of a fast track or convenience cost. Each req pack (as well as its contents) can be obtained without spending a dime by gaining req points.
3:1 odds author of thread is banned.

any takers?
not yet
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