[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Gambling

Matthijs Melissen info at matthijsmelissen.nl
Thu Nov 14 01:54:22 UTC 2013

On 11 November 2013 18:02, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-11-11 at 17:50 +0100, fly wrote:

>> What I miss so far is a way to better describe what kind of gambling is
>> possible, no weather what kind of place it is, similar to gambling=*
>> Do we need a tag for each machines ?
>> How do I tag a bar with some machines ? a backdoor room ?

I agree that that would be useful to have, but I would prefer to leave
it out of the scope of this proposal. I think it is important to first
have the main type of venues right. After that we can always define
new tags for slot machines in pubs, etc. The proposal is already quite
big, so I think we should not increase the scope of the proposal for

> I would agree here, playing for pleasure does need to be distinguished
> from gambling. Gambling will imply age restrictions on entry, whereas
> playing video games does not.

Hmm, difficult to get the difference right. How would you call a place
with video games and pinball machines? What if there are also claw

Are there in fact countries where there are distinct places for
gambling machines and gaming machines?

Perhaps game arcade is also be a useful term?

For the Americans on the list: Dave and Buster's and Chucke E. Cheese
are mentioned on the wiki as examples of video arcades. What kind of
games do these places offer? I suppose no gambling?

-- Matthijs

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