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First a shady real currency trading “simulator”, and now we have a full-blown casino game with in-app purchases and tradable currency coming to Steam

Gamingtodaynews1f - First a shady real currency trading "simulator", and now we have a full-blown casino game with in-app purchases and tradable currency coming to Steam

I am making a post here, as the automod of r/Steam keeps flagging my post and the mods over there don't seem to be interested in reapproving it just like last time.


As some of you may have seen, more than a week ago I have posted a thread about a shady Forex market simulator on r/Steam which (my post) was later removed for bad title and then reposted by another concerned user (my explanation on it can be found here)

Well today I was again on my favorite link bookmark covering the very new Steam games being released and coming. And also today I found another shady "Simulator" game/app which is coming soon, it's called x2Roulette and it's exactly what it sounds like, an online multiplayer roulette, similar to those where you can gamble and forget your csgo skins.

I don't even need to explain much because the trailer uncovers it all really (here is a direct trailer link)

Trailer breakdown:

  • at 0:21s we have an introduction to the credits deposit (in-app purchase).
  • at 0:51s we have an introduction to credit bundles (in game items containing game credits).
  • and at 1:04s we are advertised that we can bundle our winnings to this item and sell it on Steam market for other people for whatever value.

The difference between Forex Trading Master and this is only that roulette is fully recognized as a casino game.

  • The maker of this "game" has full access to the back-end and can control the odds, even if advertised otherwise.
  • Steam Market can be easily rigged.
  • You are basically gambling your own (or your mom's) real money.

I don't know if this is what Steam meant when they said they don't want to control what genre of games is on their store, but this is just shady and dangerous for the whole Steam userbase and future.

You can help by reporting the game on the store page and bringing it to attention of Valve.

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