Gaming/Gambling Rules

May 15, 2016
Gaming/Gambling Rules
  • In order to keep games, events and gambling fun on EMC, a few regulations have been established. These are here to protect all players involved in these games - from the people running the game, to the people playing it.

    Failure to comply in these rules will result in staff intervention and moderation action against you. If you know of someone breaking them, contact a member of staff via PM on the Site. Always include res number, name of rule breaker, type of game, and which rules they are breaking.


    All Basic Games Regulations(top)


    • Any games that make profit (in any way) must be run in-game. They may not be run on the Forums. Giveaways that require no fee are an exception to this rule and may be hosted on the forums.
    • Lotteries/Raffles are not allowed. On EMC, these are defined as selling entries into a draw or similar system that offers prizes.
    • All types of games must be run in local, group, or Residence Chat. The only thing you may use Town or supporter Chat is to advertise your event in a manner that follows the Chat Rules. It is also the responsibility of the person running the game to make sure that people playing your game are in the correct Chat channel.
    • Any prize offered must be available and able to be proven to staff prior to the event's start if requested.
    • Be clear about everything. If someone asks for clarification, tell them what they ask for.
    • Ask the person(s) playing the game in local Chat if they agree to everything posted on the signs on your res before they play.
    • Rigging any type of game is not allowed. Holding a rigged game will result in a permanent ban. These include but are not limited to impossible parkour jumps, dispenser games, betting, using alts of the event host to win, etc.
    • If you're constantly addressing complaints with your game then you may seek validation by staff to have it listed on a Wiki register of approved games.
    • Any game that charges for participation must be validated by staff and added to the Wiki list of Approved Player Games. Do not alter your contraption without staff approval if this applies to you and you have been registered.

    Dispenser/Dropper Games(top)


    Definition: A game where players pay Rupees to the owner of the game (either by /pay, or a shop sign), who activates the dropper/dispenser to dispense a random prize contained within. This type of game can also be automated, using shop signs, chests, dispenser and comparators.
    • Put signs up (in clear view of where players will stand while playing the game) stating:
      • All the possible prizes and the odds of getting them.
      • That you are not guaranteed to get a specific item.
      • The cost to play.
    • Using hoppers to refill the dropper or dispenser is fine, provided you use the same item as was dispensed. Having hoppers refill using random items is not acceptable, as this will change the odds of the game. For example, a hopper could not be used to replace a dispensed diamond with an enderpearl.
    • Ensure that the dispenser still has stock that matches the odds displayed periodically. Incorrect odds are not allowed.

    Wheel Of Rupees(top)


    (or similar variants)
    Definition: A game where a wheel (or other similar machines) with different blocks on is spun using pistons. The person wins whatever the value of the block at a marked point is.
    • Put signs up (in clear view of where players will stand while playing the game) stating:
      • The value of each block (for example: Green Wool = 100r; or Diamond = 2x money back).
      • The odds of landing on each block. These must be accurate.
      • The block that decides what the person wins. Whatever block lands on the 'winner block' is what is used to decide the prize the person will gain - as stated in "the value of each block". The easiest way to do with is using a sign with an arrow on, pointing at the wheel.
      • You are not guaranteed to make a profit.
      • The cost to play.

    Betting(top)


    Definition: Where the player bets on a possible outcome. For example, out of 8 chicken, which of them will get to the End of a 'track' first.
    • Put signs up (in clear view of where players will stand while playing the game) stating:
      • The accurate odds of each outcome.
      • The cost to play.
      • That you're not guaranteed to win.
      • The outcome that people are betting on. For example: the item a dispenser is going to dispense, chosen from the items inside, or how many chickens will be spawned when an egg is thrown.
      • The prize for winning.

    Higher or Lower(top)


    Definition: A game where the player says if the next number (often on a sign, hidden behind a piston) will be higher or lower than the current number.
    • Put signs up (in clear view of where players will stand while playing the game) stating:
      • The cost to play.
      • The range of the numbers (what they can be between). For example, 1-20.
      • That there is a 50% chance of guessing the correct number, provided the current one is not the highest or lowest one.
      • That there is no guarantee of winning.
      • The prize for winning.
    If your game is not on this list, ask for guidelines on running it before opening it to the public. If you intend to open a large scale casino, then it is strongly recommended that you get your games checked by (a) member(s) of the staff team, who can then say they have done so. Running an illegal game can result in punishment up to and including a permanent ban.

    Parkour(top)


    Definition: A game where a player jumps/moves from block to block to reach the finish line. Often the jumps are characterized by having large gaps between or obstacles present.

    Holding a parkour event that is impossible to complete will result in punishment up to and including a permanent ban. Participating in the rigging of parkour when a prize is offered is regarded as scamming on EMC, and therefore is punishable according to EMC rules.
    • Use the /report system to make staff aware of impossible (not hard) parkour builds. Abuse of this system will be met with the same consequences set for false reporting.
      • In your report, please include: Res number and the point at which completion is impossible
      • Staff will then check the parkour to validate/reject the parkour possibility.
    • /report is the only means of which you can address this issue. Do not publicly slander/attack to event host.

    Mazes(top)


    Mazes follow the same guidelines as parkour.

    Archery/Darts(top)


    Definition: Using a bow and arrow to hit a target on a Residence.
    • The range should not be accessible during play by anyone other than the event host to ensure that arrows aren't accidentally picked up by spectators.
    • It is strongly advised that the target be activated by a button/sensor being hit to dispense the reward so that no disputes can arise as to whether it was hit.
    • If the archery course charges for participation, it must be validated by staff and added to the Wiki list of approved games. Do not alter your contraption without staff approval if this applies to you and you have been registered.

    Skin Competitions(top)


    Definition: Offering a prize for the best skin as as judged by the event host/un-biased players
    • The judge(s) have the final say of the winner. Do not argue with their decision as long as everything was held legitimately.
    • If you suspect something illegitimate, please /report the event host with a detailed description.

    Trivia(top)


    Definition: Offering prizes for answering your questions correctly
    • Prizes can either be dealt out on a per question or per victor basis.
    • Trivia should be held in a Residence or group Chat conversation.
    • If you suspect something illegitimate, please /report the event host with a detailed description.


    Guidelines for Game Players(top)


    • You are extremely unlikely to gain money by gambling.
    • Don't participate in games ran by people you do not trust.
    • If you are scammed or suspect illegitimate actions during an event, report it to the staff.
    Please follow the simple and fair EMC rules derived from our professional staff team.

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