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In Australia, may limit the functionality of Games DOTA 2 and CSGO or ban at all.

01 August, 2016 / id: 1563

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The game is popular in video games can be regarded as gambling according to the law proposed by independent Senator Nick Xenophon, which will be submitted to the Parliament of Australia next month. Senator argues that children are involved in the game for money in the very popular games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DOTA 2.

Rare skin CSGO, which costs thousands of dollars

"It's just the Wild West online games aimed at children"

Gambling in sports video games or e-sports is estimated at $ 8 billion this year. This rapidly growing market, but still not adjusted properly. 15 years ago, the only legal act Interactive Gambling Act 2001. However, this was accepted "law is quite outdated," - says Nick Xenophon.

"Gambling in sports video games or e-sports is estimated at $ 8 billion this year."

Gambling is practiced both within these games and on other sites. For example, in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - one of the most profitable games - players can pay $ 2.49 dollars for weapons or skin cases from inside the game, developed by Valve. These items, which fall in the game can cost a few cents (usually) or a few thousand dollars (rarely). For the sale of these items Valve has created a special platform for trading - Steam. Also, third-party sites may be used for the sale of game items that have a Steam account. The value of the market of game objects is now estimated at $ 7.4 billion and could rise to 19.3 billion dollars over the next 4 years.

"The value of the market of game objects is now estimated at $ 7.4 billion and could rise to 19.3 billion dollars over the next 4 years."

If the law is Nick Xenophon will be approved by the Parliament of Australia, the game CSGO and DOTA 2 will be limited by age qualification (18+ years old). It is from 18 years in Australia, you can play games for money. Besides, according to Australian law gambling is prohibited in the country for non-residents. A Valve - this is just the foreign company and it turns out that CSGO and DOTA 2 can be generally banned in Australia.

Yuri Donchenko

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