Sunday, July 02, 2006

"Second Life" Casinos Cheat

If you're into chat rooms and online social stuff, you might want to check out a massive online somewhat-RPG called Second Life. Second Life has a lot of potential - you can build things, hang out with interesting people, run a virtual business, .... and yes, you can even gamble.

But there's only one small problem: in Second Life, the house really does always win. There is absolutely nothing stopping a user-created casino from using automated gambling games that cheat. A naive player may think that the gambling games on Second Life follow strict rules as in real life, but any script kiddie can tweak a game so that the player is cheated out of a lot of money.

Without any regulation, you can never trust a game whose source code you can't see. I suspect that a few of the games in Second Life are cheating, and after talking with others, I'm not the only one who suspects this. Keep this in mind: a smart black jack player will win a little under half of the games even if the deck is shuffled every game. You'll find that in a lot of black jack games in SL, that's far from norm.

Furthermore, the whole legality of gambling in Second Life is dubious at best since the creator of Second Life advertises, facilitates, and profits (through fees) from the exchanging of virtual credits to real dollars. Several states in the US have anti-gambling laws that address this very scenario, including Delaware, and our attorney general is already aware of what's going on.

But the legality aside, I urge players to steer clear from automated gambling games unless you can see the actual code the machines are running (as in viewing the scripts live from the gambling machine while the machine is executing, something most entrepreneuring script kiddies aren't likely to allow.)

45 Comments:

Anonymous Brent O'Connor said...

I try to steer clear of all gambling period.

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Crafty said...

Very wise comment Brent
I've seen people with more than 20 grand of debt on their damn credit cards because of this evil called Gambeling!

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, wish I'd had read this 5 minutes earlier ..

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One day i won 50 L$ at 007 cassino in second life

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello my name is Nicole, I would be the wealthy young heiress to a multi-million pound fortune and a business empire. But guess what happened, my 2+great grandfather gambled away all that money on the horses. This was not online, but this just shows you the danger of gambling and what could happen too you! Thanks too gambling I am not a rich young heiress, in fact we struggle to pay the bills. So please, please people do not gamble, in anyway what so ever. If not for yourself, then for your family!!!

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WEll, not for nothing but ummm, U didnt work for that so called "heiress" money you speak of & Im sure your grandfather did....it was his money to piss away if he so chose to. Do I agree with that? No, I dont, but greed is a powerfull thing & it was "greed" that caused your Grandfather to gamble away HIS money & its "greed" that makes you want HIS money and think U have a right to it. When YOU work your ass off all your life then you get to call the shots on what it is you want to do with YOUR money....You speak about this money like it was automatically yours as if you earned it. So GREED is GREED any way you slice it. You mention the "danger" of gambling & yes I agree, it can be very very dangerous for some people & in fact this proved to be dangerous for your Grandfather but if anyone was effected by it,it was him..not you. Do tell how your Grandfathers choice in what he wanted to do with HIS money proved to put U in a "danger"? It just made things harder for you? Had your heart on getting alllll that money did ya? I dont know what your status is & whether or not you work, but again you speak as if you had a right to that money in the first place when nobody has a "right" to someone elses money.It sounds like he was trying to be a good Grandfather to you which Im sure he was but that wasnt your money to make that call. Lets say for a moment that that money never existed in the first place.....then what would you have done? You would be right where you are, struggling to pay the bills like the other 5.5 million other Americans. Try turning down your own "greed" switch a notch or two & grab yourself a piece of humble pie.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me quote what YOU said...these are your own words....

"This was not online, but this just shows you the danger of gambling and what could happen too you!"

Keyword here..."you". Nothing happened to "you" because of this. All that happened was now, U will have to work & cant live high on the hog for free like it sounds U intended to do. You amaze me with that above comment. What a spoiled little greedy brat you sound like.

GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY
GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY

I could totally see if your Grandfather took YOUR hard earned money & gambled it away...Evidently it wasnt YOUR money in the first place or he wouldnt have been able to gamble it. So had he NOT gambled it away & you was able to get your greedy little fingers on it to do with it what you so chose to do, that would have been ok? Sheesh Nicole...that shit wasnt even yours to begin with. Im just shocked at your comment making it sound like he was some drug addict who stole your money and pissed it away. "Heiress" money basically in a nutshell equals to "gift" money for lack of better terms. YOU dont have a RIGHT to GIFTS..thats why they are gifts. Ok, Im done trying to teach you a life lesson here. I will say its unfortunante that it happened...but I feel bad for him...not you...Greedy self. OOoOOoh I just cant stand a ole greedy stingy brat who says shit like that.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S.

Have some compassion for your Grandfather. He was the one with the problem..but instead, you would rather exploit his problem & turn it into "Days of our Lives" & make it about YOU YOU YOU. Awwww..poor Nicole. Poor Nicole cant live in the lap of luxury now & might have to actually work for it. Shame on you Nicole....smh

P.S.S. Anyone who has a Gambling problem, seek help immedietly. And anyone who has a problem with GREED (Nicole)...pray for humility.

11:37 AM  
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