Is Gambling against the rules?

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Hello fellow players! I just had a random idea today and I wondered if it would be against the rules.. Here's my idea: Opening a sort of "Gambling" Business.
BUT:
-There would be N O scam
-Rules would be explained to the participant and agreed to before proceeding to the actual gamble

I've noticed that there are the Mysterious fortune cards which are kind of gambling. I was thinking just having fun stuff like for example:
Pay 1 gold, Roll over 50 and get 2Gold back! Stuff like that, just for fun. I was just wondering if it was against to rules to offer such services in game. Thanks for your time.
Well wow is wow. I guess gambling is okay... I personally never support it b/c of stupid inventions made by peeps that love money and lost touch with people: casinos.
Once there were many people doing that in my server, but I have no idea if its allowed or not. Try searching on the ToS for something.
Thanks for both of you for your feedback, I'll look into the ToS. If anyone else can help me answer my question feel free ^.^
Gambling is allowed, advertising in any public channel is not.
It is ok to run a "casino" but it is against the rules to advertise it in a public channel.
When you say "public channel" does it only mean /1,/2 etc or also means /y, /say
Allright I would like to really thank anyone who took the time and helped me answer my question :)
04/03/2011 11:59 AMPosted by Ohgodfleas
When you say "public channel" does it only mean /1,/2 etc or also means /y, /say
that just means /1,/2 etc. /yell and /say aren't channels


Yes they are. I think the only one that is allowed is whisper, but don't quote me on that.
Allright, I'll open a ticket later and ask a GM to be sure. Thanks all!
04/03/2011 11:59 AMPosted by Ohgodfleas
When you say "public channel" does it only mean /1,/2 etc or also means /y, /say
that just means /1,/2 etc. /yell and /say aren't channels

Blizz considers /y /s to be public.

While players may opt to privately run or participate in an in-game casino, advertising for this particular practice is not permitted in-game or on our forums in any form. Casino advertisements can degrade the quality of the environment we want to provide for our players and thus are not appropriate for the World of Warcraft.
http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=27048

A while back someone in trade chat was trying to get players for a Hold Em game via add on. Not gambling per se but there might be similar add ons of the type. Be careful with that of course.
04/03/2011 12:04 PMPosted by Solaru
that just means /1,/2 etc. /yell and /say aren't channels

Blizz considers /y /s to be public.

While players may opt to privately run or participate in an in-game casino, advertising for this particular practice is not permitted in-game or on our forums in any form. Casino advertisements can degrade the quality of the environment we want to provide for our players and thus are not appropriate for the World of Warcraft.
http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=27048


04/03/2011 12:00 PMPosted by Gnomium
that just means /1,/2 etc. /yell and /say aren't channels


Yes they are. I think the only one that is allowed is whisper, but don't quote me on that.
oh, i guess i was wrong about that, sorry
Gambling in game is not against the rules. However advertising for it is. If you can somehow do it without advertising which means, no whispers, no /2, no /y. Then you can go ahead and have fun doing it.
I don`t think it`s a matter of allow or not allowed,it`s a matter if theirs a problem you can suffer the consequences.My advice to the o.p. is to stay far away from this kinda thing.
in short you can do it. but if you can't tell anyone about it in any way whats the point?

They can't stop you from advertising on a 3rd party website...like a guild website or another WoW player forum.
04/03/2011 11:57 AMPosted by Enradel
When you say "public channel" does it only mean /1,/2 etc or also means /y, /say

If you /1 /2 /say /whisper random player /yell...

All of these.

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