When Red Dead Online exited beta with a large replace final week, some gamers found that they have been unable to play in-game poker. At first, they thought they ran right into a bug or weren’t fulfilling the necessities to set off a sport however when one person contacted Rockstar, they have been advised that poker wasn’t out there in some areas on account of native legal guidelines and laws.

According to Redditor Insydedan, Rockstar despatched them the next response to their question:

Thank you for contacting Rockstar Support.

We definitely perceive your concern concerning not having the ability to play poker. We recognize your curiosity in utilizing this characteristic within the sport.

We are sorry to let you realize that the provision of poker in Red Dead Online relies on regional legal guidelines and laws and is probably not out there to all gamers. In brief, poker gained’t be out there in international locations the place on-line playing is restricted or unlawful. We apologize if this has precipitated any inconvenience.

Perusing the Red Dead Online subreddit reveals that the restriction has impacted a large variety of gamers worldwide together with these from Argentina, Hong Kong, and Israel.

“We are enjoying Poker Stars with digital and actual cash for years, and a number of completely different poker software program for varied platforms, and the federal government itself has provincial and nationwide lotteries the place you’ll be able to wager on-line,” complained a participant from Argentina. “Israel also has online lottery and poker games, so it’s just stupid,” added one other participant “You ought to additionally take away the betting system in GTA V that lets you wager on the workforce you assume will win as a result of the regulation forbids that with actual cash.”

Rockstar has since up to date its official assist web page with a proper message that states:

Certain options should not out there always or for all gamers. This can happen for various causes together with regional restrictions, sport design, or the incompatibility between options you might be interacting with.

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[Source: Rockstar, Reddit by way of Kotaku]