Players of Red Dead Redemption 2: Online (RDO from now on) have been requesting that Poker or other gambling activities be added to the game.
These were expected to be included, as they are present in the Single Player, and in the predecessor Red Dead Redemption.
Many players of the game are suggesting that Poker or other gambling activities can not be included because of legal restrictions on Online Gambling.
Notably, RDO features two forms of currency. In-game "Cash", and "Gold". While Gold can be purchased with real money (Micro-transactions), the In-Game "Cash" has zero interaction with Gold, and can not be purchased with real money. “Cash” can also not be redeemed for real-world money, prizes, or anything else.
Transferring of currency is currently not something available in the game.
“Cash” is earned in all activities of the game, and no prizes would be tied specifically to the game of poker.
If Poker was to be included, and restricted to only In-Game "Cash", would this be an issue regarding Online Gambling laws in a significant number of countries?
RDO is an M-Rated (18+) game.
With conservative Pot Limits gambling would be a vastly slower way to earn in-game “Cash” compared to other activities in-game.