Loot Boxes: Is it Gambling or not?

14 Responses

  1. Thing 1 says:

    I hadn’t really looked at it that way. I still think it’s more of a raffle because at least you get something for what you spent but you’re not promised the grand prize. But I see your point.

  2. Zeedox says:

    Hey, If the ponies can pay me less then my bet on a win and it’s gambling, then wg’s got a gambling machine…..

  3. Gomez_Adams says:

    And that is exactly how they are working it.

    On the individual loss, you’re not really looking at that big of an amount of money. In the case of the 250 gold, for instance, you’re talking about a loss of roughly 67 cents.

    But what if we consider that there are 25,000 active players on the NA server and that roughly half of them will buy one 3 box pack and that 1 of those boxes will be the 250 gold.

    Then you’re looking at Wargaming giving away 3,125,000 gold.

    Now, the maximum amount you can buy from the store is 25,000 and it cost $99.99.

    That means that you would have to shell out $12,498.75 to buy that amount of gold.

    BUT Wargaming is getting $25,000.00 for that same amount based on the 3 box bundle where each box cost $2.00.

    They are literally doubling their money at our expense. It goes a bit beyond gambling into the realm of full blown scam, but legally you would be very hard pressed to prove it. Gambling, however, is a shoe in. It’s TEXTBOOK gambling.

  4. Thing 1 says:

    Son of a bitch!

    See? That’s why we keep your ass around – to do the fucking math.

  5. Gomez_Adams says:

    Awww. Thanks. I can feel the love. 😉

  6. Icon_Charlie says:

    It’s also the drug dealer concept of selling drugs. You first give them samples and/or in a very reduced cost and once they are hooked you draw them in with reduced quality of drug in question as well as driving the prices up.

    Same goes with loot boxes, regardless of which video game company it starts out for a few weeks with “AWESOME” loot prizes for a few people to get the buzz going on. AND THEN after they got these assholes hooked they reduce the quality in the loot boxes as a whole.

    You know that there are an incredibly large amount of shit heads who will buy into this as well as retarded teenagers which BY FACT have under develop brains for ration thought and concept that will get into this type of predatory gambling.

    You are also aware that there are laws in the books that protect underage teens/children when they do a crime because of their minds are not fully developed.

    Lastly it also shows you how bad WoT has to go down to this level to make money. But this IS a Russian company and I expected nothing less from them.

  7. Insurrectional_Leftist says:


    See here now? Watch this clip from MeatMilita, or Ghostprime, or Brian, or Whatever forum name he is secretly going under now on the forum?

    We, and the rest of the internet community are being corrected on our use (or rather they are distancing themselves away from the term loot boxes, and notice the nice dance around the word Gambling ..)

    Watch the clip, and observe the “Slick” Damage control measures Wargaming uses to cover their “Slimy Tracks” to cover their unethical, baiting, and gambling practices of money $ grabbing desperation, gouging, tactics.

  8. Icon_Charlie says:


    What is interesting that Wargaming is part of the ESA lobbyist group in the US. At the 1 minute 34 second mark of the video you will see their names in a list.

    I find this most interesting….

  9. Icon_Charlie says:

    Err this one.


    And where is the edit function so I can make changes if I make a mistake?

  10. Thing 1 says:

    Comments are not edible by anybody but me. It keeps down me having to check and recheck shit and anybody from re-editing something I edit.

  11. Icon_Charlie says:

    Reply. Alright so what do you think of them being part of the ESA?

  12. Thing 1 says:

    Not much man. No different than a gun seller being a member of the NRA. They’re just in it to try to have laws passed that benefit them. Right now the ESA is on our side – the abolition of net neutrality by the fucking Drumph administration is the last thing on earth they ever wanted to see.

  13. Shadora says:

    I think loot boxes are gambling and the reason many countries want to regulate them is the same reason WG was giving out tier 8 premiums like a PEZ dispenser and then shutting off the faucet in another typical bait and switch company tactic.

    No one knew the odds of getting a tier 8 tank. You can’t make an educated purchase without knowing this. People were not buying loot boxes for gold. they were spinning the wheel hoping for a tier 8 premium.

  14. normtgnome says:

    Its against the gambling laws in Ohio, So WG needs to fix it since a lot of Ohio players are getting letters about gambling on line.

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