Red Dead Online players from certain regions are reporting that they are unable to gamble due to regional laws. Instead they watch everyone else have fun at a poker table.
There Is No Poker For Everyone
No matter that no one can use real currency for this feature, this part of the last update is locked for such regions as Poland, Argentina, and the Middle East. Although, some of players from this countries mention they are able to gamble outside Red Dead Online.
Firstly some victims were thinking that prohibition is a bug, but after contacting Rockstar support the things came clear. One of them posted the respond from Rockstar support about the poker ban:
“We are sorry to let you know that the availability of Poker in Red Dead Online is dependent on regional laws and regulations and may not be available to all players,” the email read. “In short, poker won’t be available in countries where online gambling is restricted or illegal. We apologize if this had caused any inconvenience.”
Some players use VPN to avoid this ban, risking to be banned at all, others have a tiny hope of cancellation of restriction, at least for these regions which allow gambling, but somehow were banned off poker table too. Considering that regional laws are involved, there are no signs of any changes.