CCP outlaws gambling in EVE Online, bans RMT organizations

    
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Changes to EVE Online’s EULA coming in November with the launch of Ascension and the free-to-play conversion will effectively outlaw gambling, which has been a popular and lucrative in-game pastime in EVE for over a decade.

“You may not use, transfer or assign any game assets for games of chance operated by third parties,” a new line in the document will read.

In conjunction with the ban on gambling, CCP says, it’s shut down two gambling organizations and permanently suspended the accounts of everyone involved in them based on an investigation that allegedly shows they were involved in other illegal activities, including RMT:

“The third party service IWANTISK has been shut down in game, and all ISK and assets have been confiscated after extensive and exhaustive investigation has brought forward compelling evidence of large-scale Real Money Trading. Permanent account suspensions have been issued against those involved. The third party service EVE Casino has been shut down in game, and all ISK and assets have been confiscated after multiple and sustained breaches of our Developer License Agreement. Permanent account suspensions have been issued against those involved.”

Other gambling organizations have been advised to terminate their activities before the launch of Ascension next month. “In the run-up to November 8th, all services that offer any form of third party gambling of this nature are required to wind down their operations,” warns the studio. “During the time from this announcement until the release of EVE Online: Ascension, our security team will be closely monitoring all these in game entities to ensure that no illicit behavior occurs, and that any movement of in game assets and currency remains in line with our current EULA and Terms of Service.”

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