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Second Life casinos gets a FBI Visit.

Slots may not be around anymore in Second Life

This article was very interesting to me. I have tried some of the gambling in Second Life but didn’t make a lot. This was always troubling to me because of the current laws against gambling in my state and on the internet. I am not a big gambler in real life anyway so it was no surprise that I wouldn’t use it to make any serious money. My question is will the FBI even address this issue, not inforce it or start going after owners with no warnings? Governments usually never give a clear meaning in these circumstances. I guess we will have to wait and see if there is any answer to this question. Doesn’t look promising according to the article.

First lawsuit against second life?

Read about a lawsuit filed against second life at Secretlair. You can also read some comments in the second life forums (Registration required). I’m not sure about all the details about it but it seems like this guy was using an unfair way of buying land. He says he “learned of a way” to purchase virtual land and linden labs didn’t stop the auctions to be created. Then SL terminated his account. It’s going to be interesting how this all ends up. To me it doesn’t have much weight but with something new like this we will just have to see. What lawsuit will be next?? Will gambling be next?