Total Gamblification

Looser

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Have you ever heard of Gamblification before? It's a new term in a gambling world, and it refers to social games with a gambling element.

Should you play these games or not? Are they legal?
 

Pokerpro

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I eat, sleep, dream the gambling industry and this is the first time I am hearing of this word 'Gamnlification'. This article you referred us to Markotik is very informative and definitely got me up to speed on this new industry.
 

Anna Williams

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I didn't know there was a name for it but I did argue against the idea for quite a while.

I cannot seem to get the point of paying real money for something that is exactly a demo play. We do have a free play games made by most of the software makers in the industry, that one can play anonymously and absolutely free here on lcb. And if you lose all your credits you just need to refresh the page and start all over, again absolutely free.

On the contrary, you have for example sites offering slots from High5 gaming, Novomatic, WMS etc that:

- you need to register on their site

- you start with 0 points of some kind and only few games are available, you need to get more point by wagering and winning on those few games to unlock more

- because minimum bet is riicoulously high, you tend to lose your free given balance very fast

- once you lose free balance you need to buy credits with real money, and prices are hardly symbolic

- what you gain in the end is exactly the same thing as when playing demo games on lcb or on various online casinos that offer demo play.

All thing considered, I'm happy to pass on this concept as I feel its a highway robbery, and I pretty much think the same about most browser based games (gambling or non gambling type) that are supposedly free play. Essentially, if I'm paying I wanna pay, gamble my money and win, and if its free than let it be trully free with no strings attached.
 

Rockhold

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Wow! We are expanding our vocab. ;) Very nice and informative article. Gamblification is def food for thought with all its pros and cons.
 

Looser

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I could do without the word. I think we have expanded our vocabulary enough for a while. I read the article and I almost think this could be a way to entice younger people into gambling at an early age. I agree with Drtheolen, I wanna get paid if I wager real money and win.
 

Nigel

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Have you ever heard of Gamblification before? It's a new term in a gambling world, and it refers to social games with a gambling element.

Should you play these games or not? Are they legal?
Could you explain me what are "social games with a gambling element"? And tell me any examples.
It seems to me that in any competitive games there is an element of excitement (passion). Or am I wrong?
 

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