[Tagging] Pre-proposal: gambling

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Sat Oct 5 08:25:22 UTC 2013

2013/10/5 Matthijs Melissen <info at matthijsmelissen.nl>:
>> There are currently various tags for gambling-related shops and amenities
>> in use, including amenity=casino, shop=bookmaker, shop=betting,
>> shop=lottery, and shop=gambling. See here for an overview of usage
>> statistics:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Proposed_features/gambling
> I notice that many users suggest distinguishing between casinos with
> croupiers, and amusement arcades with just slot machines.

Do you? I don't see that, but maybe I've missed it in the thread.

> Currently, both of
> them are grouped in one tag, amenity=casino.
> How would the community suggest establishing this split in tags? From a
> previous discussion, it seems that some users do suggest not to (re)define
> existing tags that are already in widespread use. Moreover, it seems that
> some users think that mappers should follow existing use, not definitions as
> voted or definitions from the wiki. However, I don't see how the split of
> meaning of the tag can be established otherwise. Any suggestions?

It's not difficult to handle. You could propose a chained tag such as
"casino=croupier"/"casino=self_service", or something like
"casino:staffed=yes" or "casino:croupier=yes". That second option
looks ugly to me, but the first option looks kinda useable. I don't
have any strong opinions about what should be done.

Note that this has quite a strong analogy with the recent discussion
about supervised vs unsupervised play areas for children...


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