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Hetraet

Poker is region locked

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éX-Driver
3 hours ago, elfoam said:

I would say if you can't play it then you live in a responsible country. Time to celebrate.

 

Imagine being so anaesthetised and regressed mentally that you believe you have to rely on a government to keep you safe from yourself

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RaigeGames
2 hours ago, Hetraet said:

I read it, got exactly same response from R*, the problem though is that it should be available for me as I'm from a country that doesn't prohibit this content

Just because you don't think it should be prohibited in your country doesn't mean there aren't things going on behind the scenes that you may not be aware of. I'm sure that if they could have made poker available in your country they would.

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JuliuszMCMXCVII

I don't get this. I thought that the exact reason why r* implemented two currencies in rdo was to avoid any legal troubles concerning online gambling. Funny how in GTAO I could bet on races without any issues. I hope that using VPN will fix this issue otherwise I'm done with this game.

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Hetraet
8 minutes ago, RaigeGames said:

Just because you don't think it should be prohibited in your country doesn't mean there aren't things going on behind the scenes that you may not be aware of. I'm sure that if they could have made poker available in your country they would.

That's what I'm hoping for... Made a long ticket for support to tell me what's up, I believe this is just a mistake as there are many games with gambling that are legal. If R* can't then why is that so many can... Even betting in GTAO. Czech rep is a small country, maybe they connected us with germans or something when selecting where it will be locked. Ya know mericans don't know much about Czech rep, it's just a small country in the middle of europe most of probably never heard of so they decided to connect us with Poland or some other country which is next to us. Idk how to call it, maybe generalization of central europeans? People don't get how much variety is there between our tiny countries. The law in Czech rep is not the same as it is in Poland or Austria even though we are next to each other. 

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-LN-

It's very odd, I agree; I've played actual poker games on PS4 (where you could buy chips with real money) with people from Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and just about every other country in Europe. It doesn't really make sense; even players from the US have access to poker in RDO and unless things have recently changed, they still aren't legally allowed to play poker online at places like PokerStars.

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JuliuszMCMXCVII
32 minutes ago, RaigeGames said:

Just because you don't think it should be prohibited in your country doesn't mean there aren't things going on behind the scenes that you may not be aware of. I'm sure that if they could have made poker available in your country they would.

Here in Poland, we do have ridiculously strict law concerning gambling in general but the poker present in RDO does not violate it. I do blame Rockstar. I'm not going to believe that they couldn't get it done right. It looks like they took the easy way out.

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Hetraet
Just now, JuliuszMCMXCVII said:

Here in Poland, we do have ridiculously strict law concerning gambling in general but the poker present in RDO does not violate it. I do blame Rockstar. I'm not going to believe that they couldn't get it done right. It looks like they took the easy way out.

In Czech rep we don't even have strict gambling laws, many casinos around the place I live in, several casinos in shopping malls, slot machines in bars etc. I just don't get why suddenly even a harmless poker is considered as illegal gambling here in R*'s eyes. I bet USA laws are way more strict in this instance. 

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MostWantedMVP

Just wait until microtransactions are banned by this new law. Gambling in Singleplayer only.

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El Diablo 702

Has anybody tried to host a game and invite someone from a region that doesn’t have poker. 

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Hetraet
1 minute ago, El Diablo 702 said:

Has anybody tried to host a game and invite someone from a region that doesn’t have poker. 

we're greyed out

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gtafan1995
1 hour ago, JuliuszMCMXCVII said:

Here in Poland, we do have ridiculously strict law concerning gambling in general but the poker present in RDO does not violate it. I do blame Rockstar. I'm not going to believe that they couldn't get it done right. It looks like they took the easy way out.

are they really? I'm from Poland too and I remember playing some slot machine at some pizza place as a kid

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Arabia

From the middle east here. It's unavailable here as well, obviously :P.

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LysySZN
14 hours ago, gtafan1995 said:

Poland. Can't play it.

Same here. Poland is restricted ;( even though other games Like prominence poker are working fine in our Country ;/

7 hours ago, JuliuszMCMXCVII said:

I don't get this. I thought that the exact reason why r* implemented two currencies in rdo was to avoid any legal troubles concerning online gambling. Funny how in GTAO I could bet on races without any issues. I hope that using VPN will fix this issue otherwise I'm done with this game.

Let me know if it works Okay? 

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EVOLUT7ON

Available in Russia.

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Elothel

Hey guys, apologies to interrupt your political dispute on a thread about GTA online poker, but has anyone affected been able to succeed with some sort of workaround? Changing your IP / VPN / PSN settings? Please let me know if you did (or didn't for that matter - it's always good to know). Thanks.

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rusbeckia
1 hour ago, Elothel said:

Hey guys, apologies to interrupt your political dispute on a thread about GTA online poker, but has anyone affected been able to succeed with some sort of workaround? Changing your IP / VPN / PSN settings? Please let me know if you did (or didn't for that matter - it's always good to know). Thanks.

Sorry bout that mate! 

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Hetraet

Found this:

 

Truth is, except for 8 countries in the world (Cyprus, Poland, North Korea, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia), players gambling online have little to to worry about. But in these countries online gambling is illegal and players who place bets online can be prosecuted (typically a small fine, but in some of them even incarceration is possible, see the table below).

 

Where exactly is Czech rep. listed there? It's like I'm saying... They connected us with Poland for some dumb reason despite the fact we have a different legislation. 

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Hetraet

I live very close to German border and sometimes my IP sees me as being in Germany...that's like basically the last hope for me as I don't wanna pay for VPN just to play poker in RDO

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Jason
Posted (edited)

This thread has absolutely nothing to do with politics, if you want to debate that go to the D&D subforum.

 

This thread also has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not RDO is free or not.

 

This thread is for gathering information about the regional restrictions in RDO, helping others with legal workarounds (VPN's) and attempting to get the matter resolved with Rockstar.

 

Have nice day. 😉

Edited by Jason

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Hetraet
3 hours ago, Elothel said:

Hey guys, apologies to interrupt your political dispute on a thread about GTA online poker, but has anyone affected been able to succeed with some sort of workaround? Changing your IP / VPN / PSN settings? Please let me know if you did (or didn't for that matter - it's always good to know). Thanks.

I tried lot of VPN's and all the good ones are understanably for a price. It sux that we don't have a complete freedom on internet and basically need to pay for it. 

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Hetraet

Ok guys big update: I'm currently in London hell yeah. Avast secure line vpn. Set up a hotspot on win 10 through that vpn and it has 30 day free trial with 5 gigs limit which is enough for me to try out poker. 

Networking is more complicated than I imagined

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Mas u Sees
Posted (edited)
20 hours ago, Hetraet said:

This pisses me off even more, nobody can sue them because of their legal team or whatever tf it is, basically they got everything covered even when it's misleading and scummy it's legaly right. Not for long I hope, there is a new bill getting pushed by senator Hawley you can read about. 

^LMAO.

 

You cannot sue the because this does not constitute false advertising.

 

I mean I can(sort of) understand that you are unhappy with Johns Feature set after he becomes a Playable character.

But I certainly believe that R* provided a solid worth with RDRII, I mean the games Singleplayer is packed with content and features, other games would have sold the Epilouge as DLC or something.

 

Also OT:

 

I believe R* didn't disclaim or mention it because they don't want any attention on that subject whatsoever.

It is more or less a legal "grey area"; especially in EU countries, and their legal teams may be figuring out gambling regulation for certain countries(such as Czech Republic or Poland), and maybe making it available at a later time.

Edited by Mas u Sees

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Hetraet

Anybody on xone who wants to play poker with me? I'm so happy I figured it out, time to enjoy this game for once

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Between3and22char

is official, poker is region locked:

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Hetraet

Oh god public poker sessions are terrible...table always full, no all-in, slow as hell and nobody seems to know how to play poker

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Between3and22char
6 minutes ago, Hetraet said:

Oh god public poker sessions are terrible...table always full, no all-in, slow as hell and nobody seems to know how to play poker

So, can you play using a VPN?

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Hetraet
1 minute ago, Between3and22char said:

So, can you play using a VPN?

Yep

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Between3and22char
2 minutes ago, Hetraet said:

Yep

Thanks, well at least we know now, is region locked and you can bypass it using a VPN. 5 Messages with R* support, I don't get with they don't put it on a disclaimer on the newswire.

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Chrismads
Posted (edited)

Nice. f*ck the system.

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Hetraet
5 minutes ago, Chrismads said:

Nice. f*ck the system.

Indeed. VPN is the future if you wanna keep your internet freedom 

If anyone wants to help out with setting up the VPN network hit me up. 

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