Linden Lab announces Second Life Skill Gaming applications will reopen on 3rd January 2017


On 1st December Linden Lab posted a new blog post announcing that Second Life Skill Gaming Applications will reopen on 3rd January 2017 for those wanting to become authorised creators or operators of Skill Games in Second Life.

There are now five more weeks to go until applications will reopen again. Back in 2014 Linden Lab announced that gambling is strictly prohibited and that it’s a violation of the Second Life Terms of Service.

The lab mentions in the blog post that “games of skill are legally permitted in many jurisdictions, and we’ve seen that many Second Life users are interested in playing such games for Linden Dollars“.

What is allowed ? “Skill games that offer Linden Dollar payouts are allowed in Second Life, but each game, its creator, its operator, and the region on which it is operated must be approved by Linden Lab.

For more information on Skill Gaming in Second Life there is a useful FAQ to check out.

New Second Life Grid Status Update Service Goes Live


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On Monday 28th November Linden Lab launched the new Second Life Grid Status Update Service which has gone live. The new Grid Status page now provides a more detailed view of the overall live status of the main Second Life systems.

The revamped Grid Status page now comes with drop down sections where you can see more information om Second Life Regions, Websites, Second Life Services, In-World Services and External Support.

At the top of the Grid Status page it’s now easier to subscribe to updates around the clock via email, sms notifcations, webhook notifications, Twitter and RSS.

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Stay updated > https://secondlife-status.statuspage.io/

6th Annual Second Life Christmas Expo: 1st-12th December 2016


The 6th annual Second Life Christmas Expo starts on Thursday 1st December through until Monday 12th December 2016. The event is in support of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Second Life.

This year there will be four sims featuring special events including a Snowman Building Contest, Snow Bubble Racing, a Christmas Tree Lot, holiday raffles and photos with Santa. There will be holiday and non holiday from the very best creators and designers in Second Life.

The days grow shorter and the trees are beginning to turn. Can December be that far off? It’s time to make your plans to head Home For The Holidays!

The Elves are back from vacation and starting to make lists….. of sponsors, merchants, performers, volunteers and all the people and things that make The SL Christmas Expo the shining star of the Holiday Season!

If you are interested helping out there are various roles available at the Second Life Christmas Expo 2016 in Second Life.