[Tagging] Pre-proposal: gambling

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sun Oct 6 18:23:39 UTC 2013

On Sun, 2013-10-06 at 19:50 +0200, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2013/10/5 Dan S <danstowell+osm at gmail.com>
>         > I notice that many users suggest distinguishing between
>         casinos with
>         > croupiers, and amusement arcades with just slot machines.
> IMHO we should distinguish between "real casinos" and those called for
> instance "Automaten Casino" in Germany, but simply for marketing
> reasons (there is a huge difference, mainly in how much you can loose
> in a short time ;-) ). While of the first ones exist only relatively
> few and they will usually also have rooms with games like poker, black
> jack or roulette, the latter ones only do have arcade like gambling
> machines. Both are typically regulated (in Europe), i.e. there are
> precise rules how long one game must take, how much it may cost and
> how much you will loose in the long run (e.g. in Germany you will get
> back 60% of what you put in). Also the "real Casinos" will usually
> have slot machines, but they are different kind of machines, the
> maximum possible win is more, but will also loose much faster and
> bigger amounts of money.
> IMHO this differentiation should be made in the main tag, not on
> subtag level. 
> This is an example for what I call a "real casino" (de:Spielbank):
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monte_Carlo_Casino.jpg
> and this for a so-called "Automaten Casino" (de:Spielhalle):
> http://www.max-bet.de/Nuernberger.jpg
> cheers,
> Martin

In the UK, places on the High Street, or at the Seaside are called
Amusement Arcades. Like Martin says, they are very different to casinos.

They will sometimes have pay to play games (not gambling as there is no
payout), back in the day they had space invaders and the like, but now
will have driving simulators and the like.

In these places there are strict limits on stakes/payouts, casinos are
much higher.

Phil (trigpoint)

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