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.