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Poster: Tyren at 2/18/2005 10:27:12 AM PST
Subject: Casinos Are No Longer Allowed
   The practice of "casinos" -- gambling in major cities using the /random command -- has been a hot topic for many players of late. They have been dominating the city chat channels, and some have been scammed by certain individuals. There has been an overwhelming amount of player feedback on this issue, and after careful evaluation of the situation, our conclusion is as follows: casinos are no longer allowed in World of Warcraft. We certainly encourage players to create their own content within the bounds of the game, however, when such content becomes a detriment to the playerbase as a whole it can force us to make a tough decision such as this.

Be advised that casinos encourage spamming and scamming, and there have been a resounding number of complaints about the gambling practice. As such, should a character be found running a casino disciplinary action will be taken in accordance with the rules against Spamming and Advertising, found here:

We hope this will dramatically improve the atmosphere around Ironforge and Orgrimmar, and reduce the scamming reports we have had. Thank you for being patient with us while we deliberated over this issue!

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