In Australia, Dota 2 and Counter-Strike might be treated as gambling

Alex Norman
on Aug 9, 2016
in News

An Australian parliament representative Nick Xenophon suggested that such computer games as Dota 2 and Counter-Strike should be considered gambling games.

This initiative is basing on the fact that both Dota 2 and Counter-Strike offer paid services that allow you to win prizes while using the system of random presents. And this, according to Nick Xenophon puts them on the line with other games of chance.

What happens if the law passes

Also Australian parliamentarian announced his concerns about the fact that anyone can participate in Dota 2 and Counter-Strike events without even confirming his or her legal age. I Meanwhile, it is no secret that a great many participants are teenagers.

In general, if Nick Xenophon passes his initiative, Dota 2 and Counter-Strike will be banned in Australia because, according to local law, only local companies can carry out gambling activities. This will be real bad news for the games’ fans.

Let us remind you that for the first time the prize pool of Dota 2 has exceeded that of the WSOP Main Event.