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Second Life Skill Gaming applications re-open. Posted on March 24, 2020 by Inara Pey. Via and C Linden Lab. On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020, Linden Lab announced they would be accepting a new round of applications from those interested in becoming Skill Gaming Operators and / or Skill Gaming Creators. While gambling and games of chance that provide a Linden Dollar Token payouts are prohibited in Second Life, skill games that offer Linden Dollar Token payouts are allowed in Second Life. A modern gaming PC with various bits and pieces. All modular but I included an assembled version. The pack includes. A gaming chair - with multiple poses (2li). This item requires you to find a place in Second Life (like a Sandbox) to unpack and use it. 4.56 stars Reviews (9) Permissions: Copy Modify Transfer User Licensed; Automatic.

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Note: Operator Applications are currently open as of March 24, 2020.

Why can’t I access a Skill Gaming Region?

There are a number of reasons you may not be able to access a Skill Gaming Region. See the following to see if you meet all the requirements:


Authorized participants

Only users that meet the criteria for Skill Gaming are permitted to access Skill Gaming Regions and participate in Skill Gaming in Second Life. Participation is limited to residents who meet the following criteria:

  • Have current billing information on file
  • Have an active payment method on file
  • Are at least 19 years of age
  • Do not reside in a prohibited state listed below
  • Are not connecting from a prohibited state
Note: If you believe you meet all requirements for access, but are still unable to enter a Skill Gaming Region, please try resubmitting your current billing information and re-logging into Second Life as a first step toward troubleshooting.


Please review the list of prohibited states below and your account status to see if you can participate.

Prohibited states and countries

Residents of the following states and countries may not participate in Skill Gaming in Second Life:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Nevada
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee

Online gambling (i.e., gambling games of chance such as poker, blackjack and slots) is legal where I live. With this new system in place, can I gamble in Second Life?

No. Approved games of skill will be permitted on Skill Gaming Regions, but this does not change our policy forbidding gambling (wagering on games of chance) in Second Life.


Will regions on the Mainland be able to get the Skill Gaming Region designation?

No. Not all Second Life users will be able to access Skill Gaming Regions and we do not want to block residents from accessing any region on the Mainland, so we do not plan to permit the Skill Gaming Region designation for any portion of the Mainland at this time.


What does Linden Lab consider a skill game?

“Skill Game” refers to any game: 1) whose outcome is determined by skill and is not contingent, in whole or in material part, upon chance; 2) requires or permits the payment of Linden Dollars to play; 3) provides a payout in Linden Dollars; and 4) is legally authorized by applicable United States and international law.


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Can I advertise Skill Gaming related games, contests, Skill Gaming regions, etc. outside of Second Life?

No. Advertising Skill Gaming outside of Second Life is strictly prohibited.


I own a region and would like it to be converted to a Skill Gaming Region. What do I need to do?

Note: Operator Applications are currently open as of March 24, 2020.
  • Submit a support ticket and pay the applicable maintenance fee.
  • Skill Gaming Regions will begin rolling out in late July, 2014.
  • Once your region has been designated a Skill Gaming Region, you will need to become an approved operator if you would like to operate games of skill on that region. For more details, please review the application.
  • Note: Skill Gaming Regions cannot be located adjacent to non-Skill Gaming Regions.

Why will a Skill Gaming Region be more expensive than a regular region in Second Life? What is the additional cost?

  • The maintenance costs for these regions will be higher due to the greater degree of ongoing administrative work associated with administering our rules concerning Skill Gaming in these regions.
  • Maintenance fees for Skill Gaming Regions will be $345/month. There shall be a $251 fee associated with the conversion of an existing Full Region to a Skill Gaming Region.


I want to operate approved games of skill in a Skill Gaming Region. What do I need to do?

Note: Operator Applications are currently open as of March 24, 2020.
  • Apply to become an approved operator.
  • Due to processing and compliance-related costs associated with maintaining this program, there is a one-time nonrefundable application fee as well as a quarterly license fee for those designated as approved operators. We will maintain a public wiki page of approved operators.

I already create games of skill that offer Linden Dollar payouts. What do I need to do to ensure I am following the Terms of Service?

  • Do those games of skill require or permit Linden Dollars to participate and provides a payout in Linden Dollars? If yes, stop making, selling, or operating these games of skill. They have not been approved through the Skill Gaming application process and apply to become an approved creator. You may resume skill gaming activities, subject to our Skill Gaming Policy, upon approval of your application.
  • Due to processing and compliance-related costs associated with maintaining this program, there is a one-time nonrefundable application fee as well as a quarterly license fee for those designated as approved creators. We will maintain a public wiki page of approved creators.
  • If the games of skill you're operating do not require or permit Linden Dollars to participate and provides a payout in Linden Dollars, then you are not subject to the Skill Gaming Policy.

I already operate games of skill that offer Linden Dollar payouts. What do I need to do to ensure I am following the Terms of Service?

  • Stop operating games of skill that have not been approved through the Skill Gaming application process and apply to become an approved operator. You may resume skill gaming activities, subject to our Skill Gaming Policy, upon approval of your application.
  • Due to processing and compliance-related costs associated with maintaining this program, there is a one-time nonrefundable application fee as well as a quarterly license fee for those designated as approved operators. We will maintain a public wiki page of approved operators.

If I would like to become an approved creator, will I need to provide a reasoned legal opinion from an attorney licensed to practice law within the United States of America?

  • Yes. Additionally, each reasoned legal opinion submitted by an applicant must be prepared by a credible licensed attorney whose identity, legal experience, and standing to practice law are known to such applicant.


As a resident, how can I tell that I am following the rules - i.e. that the region I am playing in is a Skill Gaming Region and the game I am playing is an approved game of skill run by an approved operator?

  • Check the setting of the region to verify that it is a Skill Gaming Region.
  • Skill Gaming Regions will appear in our Destination Guide (unless the owner requests its removal) and we will maintain a list of the approved operators (including their approved skill-based games).


If I operate or play a game of skill that offers Linden Dollar payouts before the new Skill Gaming Region designation is available, am I breaking the law or violating the Terms of Service?

We cannot provide legal advice or analysis of your activities under applicable law. Our revised policy will become effective in Second Life on September 1, 2014.


How will the system know if I am eligible to access Skill Gaming Regions?

When you attempt to enter a Skill Gaming Region, a check will occur behind the scenes to confirm whether the activity is permitted in your jurisdiction and if you meet the age requirements for this activity. You can check the list of prohibited jurisdictions and age requirements here. It is your responsibility to know which jurisdictions are prohibited and to refrain from activity in a Skill Gaming Region if you fail to meet the requirements. Attempts to circumvent our entry restrictions will be a violation of our Terms of Service and may result in termination of your account in Second Life.


How do I know if I am eligible to access Skill Gaming Regions?

The easiest way is simply to attempt to enter a Skill Gaming Region. You can check the list of prohibited jurisdictions and age requirements. It is your responsibility to know which jurisdictions are prohibited and to refrain from activity in a Skill Gaming Region if you fail to meet the requirements.


Since Linden Lab is approving games of skill, their creators and operators and designating Skill Gaming Regions, does that mean Linden Lab is liable if I get cheated? Does it mean Support will help me if I have problems with an approved gaming machine?

No. If you have problems with an approved gaming machine, please contact the creator and/or operator of the game and then notify Linden Lab by filing an abuse report. As set out in our Terms of Service, Linden Lab assumes no liability for your activity in the Skill Gaming Regions.


I do not want to ‘operate’ a game of skill that offers a Linden Dollar payout as a business; I just want to play it myself / with my friends. Can I still do that?

Any approved game of skill that requires or permits Linden Dollars to participate and provides a payout in Linden Dollars is subject to this policy. Any free play skill game (not on the approved list of games of skill) that does not require or permit Linden Dollars to participate and that offers Linden Dollar payout is not subject to this policy.


When I become an approved operator, can I share ownership of a skill game with a group?

No. Each inworld object implementing a game of skill may only be owned by a single approved operator; group ownership of such objects will not be allowed.


I am an approved creator, and other people have contributed elements to my skill game (provided a texture I used, for example). Do they all need to be approved creators?

  • No. The resident whose account is listed in the “Created By” field of a skill game object will be deemed the creator of the skill game. This resident will need to become an approved creator through the Skill Gaming Program application process in order for such skill game to become approved under the Skill Gaming Policy. This resident will also assume responsibility for the work of any other resident who may have contributed elements to the skill game object and shall supply a reasoned legal opinion for such skill games.


I previously bought games of skill from someone who is planning to become an approved creator. Can I use them? Will Linden Lab reimburse me for my purchase?

  • Creators will need to update their games to comply with our revised policy. Accordingly, you should contact the applicable creator to find out how you can update to the approved versions of your games and apply to become an approved operator. Upon approval of both applications, you may begin operating only the approved versions of the games.
  • Linden Lab will not be responsible for reimbursing residents who have previously purchased games. If you have any questions about your previous purchases, you should contact the applicable creator directly.


How can I tell if the games of skill I have created or purchased are subject to and/or in violation of this policy?

If you have created a game of skill that requires or permits Linden Dollars to participate and provides a payout in Linden Dollars, you are subject to this policy. If you wish to operate or sell such a game in Second Life, you will need to apply for approval. If you would like to verify that a purchased game of skill has been approved by Linden Lab, please check the list of approved creators and their approved games of skill.


As an approved operator, how can I issue a refund due to technical difficulties related to region or server problems?

Subject to the requirements below, approved operators who wish to issue legitimate refunds due to technical difficulties may place a scripted object (each a “Refund Object”) in its Skill Gaming Region for the sole purpose of issuing such refunds. Each approved operator who wishes to issue a legitimate refund through a Refund Object shall:

  • Place the Refund Object in its designated Skill Gaming Region;
  • Ensure that “[slgaming-refund]” will be included as a prefix in the root object name field of each Refund Object;
  • Ensure that the “llTransferLindenDollars” Linden Scripting Language function will be used for all outgoing Linden Dollar transactions for each Refund Object; and
  • Ensure that the amount of each refund issued to a resident through a Refund Object shall correspond to the amount of a payment received from the same resident (i.e., multiple refunds to the same resident must be issued separately, each in the amount of the original payment).
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Are “freeplay” games in Second Life subject to the Skill Gaming Policy?

Freeplay games, in which the sole payment required or permitted is a nominal Linden Dollar payment for the sole purpose of triggering gameplay and is immediately and automatically refunded without conditions of any kind, are not within the scope of the Skill Gaming Policy.

What is the max amount my players can earn while playing a freeplay Skill Game?

A player can earn up to L$100 (max amount) during one play through of a freeplay Skill Game.


As an approved operator, am I allowed to operate approved 'freeplay' Skill Games outside of a Skill Gaming region?

Operators are allowed to operate approved “freeplay” Skill Games outside of Skill Gaming regions. These “freeplay” Skill Games must abide by the Skill Gaming Terms of Service and are not to payout L$ as earnings. They can, however, payout Replay Credits and other items of value.


Application process:

Note: Operator Applications are currently open as of March 24, 2020.

What information will I need to provide in my application to become an approved creator?

  • The two part application process will include providing the following information. For more details, please review the Skill Gaming Policy and the application.
    • Basic account information, such as the information described here.
    • A reasoned legal opinion from a credible attorney in good standing, which describes in detail the operation and legality of the games of skill you are submitting for approval;
    • A sworn affidavit or declaration that 1) certifies the facts set forth in the application and legal opinion; and 2) attests compliance with Linden Lab’s requirements.
  • The information that you provide as part of the application process will be subject to our Privacy Policy.


What information will I need to provide in my application to become an approved operator?

  • The application process will include providing the following information. For more details, please review the Skill Gaming Policy and the application.
    • Basic account information, such as the information described here.
    • A complete list of Skill Games that will be operated and all Skill Gaming Regions in which you wish to operate approved Skill Games.
    • An attestation that: 1) You will comply with all game controls, parameters, and settings implemented by the creators of each Skill Game; 2) the application contains a true and correct list of all Skill Games that you will operate (and will be updated as necessary to ensure it remains complete); 3) the application includes a true and correct list of all Skill Gaming regions in which you intend to operate Skill Games; and 4) you will comply with all Linden Lab requirements, which shall include but is not limited to, the Skill Gaming Policy, Skill Game Guidelines, and applicable United States and international law.
  • The information that you provide as part of the application process will be subject to our Privacy Policy.


Why is there a fee to apply to become an approved creator or an approved operator?

  • There is a one-time nonrefundable application fee due to process and compliance-related costs associated with maintaining this program.


Why do both approved creators and operators need to pay license fees?

  • There are administrative and compliance-related costs associated with evaluating the applications and the ongoing management of this program for approved creators and operators. Accordingly, fees will be required for each type of participation.


If I am not approved, will I receive a refund?

  • No. The application fee is non-refundable.


Why is there a quarterly license fee to be an approved creator or an approved operator?

  • A recurring quarterly fee will be charged due to processing and compliance-related costs associated with maintaining this program.


What happens if I'm late paying my quarterly license fee?

  • Operators and Creators have 30 (thirty) days from the day they were billed, to pay the quarterly fee in full or their Operator/Creator account could be subject to removal from the Skill Gaming Program.


When I become an approved creator, will I need to pay an application fee every time I add to the list of games I have created?

  • No. The application fee will be a one-time assessment.


When I become an approved operator, will I need to pay an application fee every time I add to the list of games I have created?

  • No. The application fee will be a one-time assessment.
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How long will Linden Lab take to review my application?

  • We will do our best to process applications expeditiously, however we make no representations or guarantees about how long a particular application may take. By supplying all of the requested information in as clear and comprehensive a format as possible, you can help us process your application more quickly.


Can Linden Lab advise me of whether I will need to submit my game for approval through the Skill Gaming Program application process?

  • As Linden Lab does not have full access to every game’s operational functions and does not exercise control over such games, we are unable to provide an opinion of whether a specific game would be subject to our Skill Gaming Policy. Each creator and operator of games will need to evaluate whether their game(s) would be subject to, and, upon approval, in compliance with, this policy. To the extent that a resident believes that their game(s) would be subject to and, upon approval, in compliance with our Skill Gaming Policy, such games (and all supporting documentation) will need to be submitted to Linden Lab for evaluation and approval through the Skill Gaming Program application process. For more details, we recommend reviewing the Skill Gaming Policy and Skill Gaming Program Terms and Conditions.


Should I designate existing Second Life accounts as my proposed Creator and Operator Accounts? Alternatively, should I create new Second Life accounts to serve as my proposed Creator and Operator Accounts?

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  • No. Upon approval of each Creator or Operator application, Linden Lab will create new accounts with the proposed Creator and Operator Account names submitted by the approved applicant through the Skill Gaming Program application process. Each new Creator and Operator Account will be assigned an [SLSGC] or [SLSGO] surname, as applicable.


What should my reasoned legal opinion include?

Not surprisingly, skill games in Second Life are creative, diverse and complex. We are proud of that variety, but it unfortunately makes our job in assessing your legal opinions more difficult. For that reason, we are providing some guidance as to what we expect each legal opinion submitted in support of a skill game to include. If you already have submitted a legal opinion that does not meet these criteria, please supplement it accordingly and resubmit.

  • Each opinion should include a discussion of both federal and state laws and their applicability to your games, including a state-by-state analysis of the legality of the operation of your games in each state from which a resident may access a Skill Gaming Region. Mere citation to statutory sections or excerpts of statutory language does not suffice.


  • The opinion should include a detailed description of each game that is submitted for review. That description should include a step-by-step description of game progress or gameplay. Please explain each step individually and whether it involves any element of randomness, chance or any other variable not known to the player. Please also include a video or screen capture of each material step in progress of the game.


  • Your description of gameplay should make specific mention of all features or tools that introduce elements of uncertainty to the game, including (but not limited to):
    • Random number generators; and
    • “winks”, “toppers”, “sploders” or other multipliers.


“Uncertainty” here means any outcome not known to the player, even if not “randomly” determined. You should expressly address whether these features impact game outcome or the amount of any prizes won and, if so, explain why they should not be regarded as interjecting a material element of chance for purposes of gambling laws.

As an already approved Operator, can I apply for another Operator account?

Requests for additional Operator accounts for already approved Operators will be denied unless there are extenuating circumstances, to which these requests will be reviewed at Linden Lab’s discretion.

How much time will I have to complete my application?

We strongly recommend completing your application as soon as possible. There is no official deadline set once the application process has started. Please keep in mind, the faster you provide the information requested, the faster the application process will be.

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Do I need to be an approved creator to sell add-ons to approved operators?

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No; however, you will need to abide by the Skill Gaming Policy and Skill Game Guidelines.

I am an approved operator and would like to use add-ons with my game. How will I know if I can use an add-on with my approved skill game?

Should you wish to use an add-on with your approved skill game, it is your responsibility to review the add-on requirements set forth in the Skill Game Guidelines. Subject to additional requirements as set forth in the Skill Game Guidelines, a compliant add-on will: 1) have an outcome that is determined by skill and is not contingent, in whole or in material part, upon chance; 2) include “[slgaming-addon]” as a prefix in the root object name field; 3) use “llTransferLindenDollars” Linden Scripting Language function for all outgoing Linden Dollar transactions; 4) have programmatic controls implemented to ensure compatibility with an underlying game; 5) include parameters that are set such that it is capable of being won by a reasonable proportion of skilled players; 6) display all information needed by players to determine prize size and eligibility; and 7) display all information needed by players to compete for the add-on prize effectively.

Is there a list of approved add-ons?

Because add-ons do not require express approval, Linden Lab will not maintain a list.

How can I tell if an add-on is subject to an/or in violation of the Skill Gaming Policy?

Should you wish to use and add-on with your approved skill game, it is your responsibility to review the add-on requirements set forth in the Skill Game Guidelines.

I am an approved operator and would like to transact with the creator of a compliant add-on. Does the creator need to be added as an Associated Account?

As with any other ongoing Linden Dollar transactions on your approved operator account, the recipient of such transactions will need to be approved as an Associated Account.

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Linden Research, Inc. (“Linden Lab”) operates a virtual world platform known as Second Life (“Second Life”), which includes a component of server space rental represented Inworld (as defined below) as land. Linden Lab recognizes that, to the extent permitted by applicable law and Linden Lab’s Terms of Service (the “Terms of Service”), such land may be used for Skill Gaming (as defined below) activities.

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Linden Lab hereby authorizes certain creators and operators (each as approved through Linden Lab’s Skill Gaming application process, a Skill Gaming “Creator” or “Operator,” whichever is applicable as defined below) to create, operate or host approved Skill Games (as defined below) in a Skill Gaming Region (as defined below) subject to approval and issuance of a License (as defined below) by Linden Lab. The License will allow approved applicants to participate in the operation of Skill Games within Second Life, in accordance with the Skill Gaming Program Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”) set forth below.

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  1. Defined Terms.
    • Creator” shall mean a Second Life resident recognized by Linden Lab through the Skill Gaming application process as the creator of an approved Skill Game, in accordance with Linden Lab’s requirements.
    • Creator Account” shall mean the designated unique Second Life account to be used by a Creator for the creation of Skill Games such Creator intends to submit to Linden Lab through the Skill Gaming application process. Each Skill Game submitted to Linden Lab by a Creator must be created with this designated unique Second Life account.
    • Inworld” shall mean within the Second Life three-dimensional virtual world environment.
    • License” shall mean permission from Linden Lab to participate in a Skill Gaming Region as a Creator or Operator. Permission must be obtained through the Skill Gaming application process.
    • Operator” shall mean a Second Life resident recognized by Linden Lab through the Skill Gaming application process to place and operate approved Skill Games in a Skill Gaming Region, in accordance with Linden Lab’s requirements.
    • Operator Account” shall mean the designated unique Second Life account for all Linden Dollar transactions associated with an Operator’s approved Skill Games.
    • Region Owner” shall mean a Second Life resident who licenses Inworld land from Linden Lab.
    • Skill Game” or “Skill Gaming” shall mean a game, implemented through an Inworld object: 1) whose outcome is determined by skill and is not contingent, in whole or in material part, upon chance; 2) requires or permits the payment of Linden Dollars to play; 3) provides a payout in Linden Dollars; and 4) is legally authorized by applicable United States and international law. Games in which Second Life residents do not pay to play are not subject to the requirements of these Terms. “Skill Games” are not intended to include and shall not include “gambling” as defined by applicable United States and international law.
    • “Skill Gaming Region” shall mean a Second Life Full Region (65,536 sqm) recognized by Linden Lab for the placement, operation and use of approved Skill Games.

  2. Skill Gaming Application Requirements.
    1. Second Life residents who wish to be recognized by Linden Lab as a Creator or Operator shall complete and provide to Linden Lab an application containing relevant identifying information, including the disclosure of its historical involvement in Skill Gaming activities in Second Life and any other documentation or information as may be requested by Linden Lab.
    2. A person may apply for consideration as both a Creator and Operator and may be approved for either, neither or both.
    3. Skill Games require approval pursuant to these Terms before they can be offered and may be offered only in a Skill Gaming Region.
    4. Creator or Operator’s appointment and continued authorization by Linden Lab as a Creator or Operator is conditioned upon providing prompt, complete and accurate answers to its application and any other related inquiries as may be requested by Linden Lab from time to time.
    5. Applicants who have been recognized as a Creator or Operator shall be issued a License by Linden Lab for approved Skill Games or operation of a Skill Gaming Region, respectively.
    6. Each License must be renewed on a quarterly basis and shall be subject to a non-refundable quarterly fee (to be assessed and payable in advance of each calendar quarter). Operators and Creators have 30 (thirty) days from the day they were billed, to pay the quarterly fee in full or their Operator/Creator account could be subject to removal from the Skill Gaming Program.

  3. Creator Requirements.
    1. Creator Application Requirements. Notwithstanding the requirements set forth in Section 2 herein, Second Life residents who wish to be recognized as a Creator shall provide Linden Lab with:
      1. A complete list of all Skill Games;
      2. A reasoned legal opinion from a credible attorney in good standing (the “Reasoned Legal Opinion”) that describes each Skill Game (including detailed operational descriptions) and provides a detailed analysis of its compliance with Linden Lab’s Skill Game Guidelines and applicable United States and international law; and
      3. A sworn affidavit or declaration (the “Sworn Affidavit”) from the applicant that: 1) certifies the facts set forth in the application, legal opinion, and any other documentation submitted to Linden Lab (including attesting that the application includes true and correct descriptions of the Skill Games); 2) attests compliance with Linden Lab’s requirements and applicable United States and international law; 3) sets forth the applicant’s agreement to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in San Francisco, California, for the resolution of any dispute with Linden Lab arising out of its Skill Gaming activity, including but not limited to the veracity of any statements set out in all documentation submitted to Linden Lab.
    2. Updates to Skill Games. In the event that a Creator would like to update the description for an existing approved Skill Game or submit a new Skill Game to Linden Lab for consideration and approval, Creator shall submit a supplemental application to Linden Lab for review and consideration. The requirements applicable to an initial application shall apply to a supplemental application.
    3. Creator Account. Each Creator shall designate a Creator Account. The Creator Account shall be the sole Second Life account used by Creator to create Skill Games to be submitted to Linden Lab for approval through the Skill Gaming application process. With the exception of transactions with Operator Accounts as set forth herein, no other commercial activity or gifting may be associated with a Creator Account. For avoidance of doubt, the transactions of a Creator Account shall be limited to transactions with Operator Accounts (subject to compliance with Section 4(c)(i)(1) herein) and Linden Dollar purchases or sales on the LindeX.
    4. Creator License Fee. Each Creator shall pay a non-refundable recurring license fee on a quarterly basis (the “Creator License Fee”). Creators have 30 (thirty) days from the day they were billed, to pay the quarterly fee in full or their Creator account could be subject to removal from the Skill Gaming Program.
    5. Creator Requirements. Each Creator shall:
      1. Ensure that “[slgaming]” will be included as a prefix in the root object name field of each Skill Game;
      2. Ensure that “[slgaming-unapproved]” will be included as a prefix in the root object name field of all objects that facilitate transactions through its Creator Account, excluding Skill Games (which are subject to Section 3(e)(i) herein);
      3. Ensure that the “llTransferLindenDollars” Linden Scripting Language function will be used for all outgoing Linden Dollar transactions in all objects that facilitate transactions through the Creator Account, including Skill Games;
      4. Verify that each purchaser of its approved Skill Games has been approved by Linden Lab as an Operator through the Skill Gaming application process. Linden Lab will maintain a list of Operators;
      5. Ensure that the maximum pay-in amount for each Skill Game shall not exceed One Hundred Thousand Linden Dollars (L$100,000); and
      6. Fix their inoperable Skill Game(s) within 15 days of being notified of inoperability by Linden Lab. The Creator must notify Operators and Linden Lab via Notecard and/or Support Ticket if repairs will take longer than 15 days. The Creator must keep Operators and Linden Lab informed of the process while fixing their inoperable Skill Game(s). If the Skill Games(s) is not fixed within 30 days, the Creator’s account could be subject to removal from the Skill Gaming Program. If Skill Game is revised, please see Section IX (9) WHAT TO DO IF AN APPROVED SKILL GAME IS REVISED in the Linden Lab Official: Second Life Skill Game Guidelines

  4. Operator Requirements.
    1. Operator Application Requirements. Notwithstanding the requirements set forth in Section 2 herein, Second Life residents who wish to be approved as an Operator of a Skill Gaming Region shall provide Linden Lab with:
      1. A complete list of all Skill Games that will be operated in its Skill Gaming Regions, which shall include the relevant creator of each Skill Game;
      2. A complete list of all Skill Gaming Regions in which Operator wishes to operate approved Skill Games;
      3. An attestation that: (1) the Operator will comply with all game controls, parameters, and settings implemented by the creators of each Skill Game; (2) the application contains a true and correct list of all Skill Games that the Operator will operate (and will be updated as necessary to ensure it remains complete); (3) the application includes a true and correct list of all Skill Gaming Regions in which the Operator intends to operate Skill Games; and (4) the Operator will comply with all Linden Lab requirements, which shall include but is not limited to, the Skill Gaming Policy, Skill Game Guidelines, and applicable United States and international law.
    2. Updates to Skill Gaming Regions and Skill Games Within Operator’s Control. In the event that an Operator would like to add a Skill Gaming Region in which an Operator may operate Skill Games or a new approved Skill Game to its Skill Gaming Regions, Operator shall submit a supplemental application to Linden Lab for review and consideration. The requirements applicable to an initial application shall apply to a supplemental application.
    3. Operator Account. Each Operator shall designate one (1) Operator Account for all Skill Gaming Regions in which Operator wishes to operate approved Skill Games. For avoidance of doubt, in the event that an Operator operates approved Skill Games in multiple Skill Gaming Regions, the same Operator Account must be designated for each such Skill Gaming Region. The Operator Account shall be the sole recipient and distributor of all Linden Dollar transactions, including any payments to and from Second Life residents associated with an Operator’s approved Skill Games in all Skill Gaming Regions in which Operator operates Skill Games. No other commercial activity or gifting may be associated with an Operator Account. For avoidance of doubt, the transactions of an Operator Account shall be limited to transactions with Second Life residents through the approved Skill Games in its designated Skill Gaming Region and Linden Dollar purchases or sales on the LindeX.
      1. Exceptions.
        1. Under limited circumstances, an Operator Account will be allowed to make Linden Dollar payments to Second Life residents who provide services to an Operator for the management and operation of its Skill Gaming Region. Provided that an Operator discloses all such Second Life residents to Linden Lab through the Skill Gaming application process and receives prior written approval from Linden Lab for such Associated Accounts (the “Associated Accounts”), such transactions shall not constitute a violation of these Terms. The list of Associated Accounts that shall be allowed to receive Linden Dollars from an Operator Account must be reasonable in scope. Unreasonable requests could jeopardize approval of the application. The Operator is responsible for requesting approval as needed, in the manner provided through the Skill Gaming application process. For avoidance of doubt, an Operator’s alternate Second Life accounts may not be submitted for consideration, and will not be approved, as Associated Accounts.
        2. Under limited circumstances, in the event that an Operator receives Linden Dollars from a Second Life resident as a gift or in error, such Operator shall immediately return the Linden Dollars to the source of such transfer. Provided that an Operator has returned the Linden Dollars in a timely manner, such transfer shall not constitute a violation of these Terms.
    4. Operator License Fee. Each Operator shall pay a non-refundable recurring license fee on a quarterly basis (the “Operator License Fee”). Operators have 30 (thirty) days from the day they were billed, to pay the quarterly fee in full or their Operator account could be subject to removal from the Skill Gaming Program.
    5. Skill Game Ownership. Each Skill Game may only be owned by one (1) Operator. For avoidance of doubt, group ownership of Skill Games is prohibited.
    6. Operator Requirements. Each Operator shall:
      1. Ensure that “[slgaming]” will be included as a prefix in the root object name field of each Skill Game;
      2. Ensure that the “llTransferLindenDollars” Linden Scripting Language function will be used for all outgoing Linden Dollar transactions for each Skill Game;
      3. Ensure that the following tags are used for each transaction made on their Operator account:
        • For Contests - [slgaming contest]
        • For Add-Ons - [slgaming-addon]
        • For Replay - [slgaming replay] (For any L$ Credits earned by the player that expire)
        • For Associate Account payment - [slgaming AA-pymt];
        • For Player’s refund - [slgaming refund]
      4. Ensure that the maximum pay-in amount for each Skill Game shall not exceed One Hundred Thousand Linden Dollars (L$100,000); and
      5. Ensure that every 'freeplay' Skill Game that is being operated outside of a Skill Gaming region, must abide by the Skill Gaming Terms of Service and are not to payout L$ as earnings. The Skill Games can, however, payout Replay Credits and other items of value.

  5. Key Service Provider Requirement.Each Resident who wishes to become a Key Service Provider, and each Operator who wishes to hire a Key Service Provider, are subject to additional requirements.Only Residents who are providing a service in building and/or designing a Skill Gaming region for an Operator are eligible to be Key Service Providers. Along with your Key Service Provider application, you must also include a completion date for the service. Additionally, the Operator must send in a Part III requesting for the Key Service Provider to be a temporarily approved Associated Account. The Operator must also include a detailed description of the services the Key Service Provider account will be providing, including, without limitation, the completion date of such services.If a Linden Dollar payment is requested from the Key Service Provider for their services, the Operator will only be allowed to make such Linden Dollar payment to the Key Service Provider from the Operator account, and only within Second Life.In the event of any delays in services by a Key Service Provider, the Operator must submit a detailed explanation for such delay along with a proposed new completion date. Linden Lab may approve or reject any such request at its sole discretion. Once the Key Service Provider has completed the services, the 'Key Service Provider' title will be removed from the Resident. If the Resident requests to be a Key Service Provider in the future, the Resident must submit a new application.

  6. Skill Gaming Region Requirements.
    1. Each Region Owner who wishes to designate Inworld land as a Skill Gaming Region shall contact Linden Lab in accordance with its Buying Land policy. A premium shall be added to the monthly tier of each Skill Gaming Region to compensate Linden Lab for the additional infrastructure to support the Skill Gaming program (the “Region Fee”). For avoidance of doubt, any Second Life region that is authorized as a Skill Gaming Region shall be charged the full Region Fee for a given month, even if it was not approved as a Skill Gaming Region for the entire month. The responsibility for payment of the Region Fee remains with the Region Owner.
    2. Each Skill Gaming Region must be a Full Region in Second Life (65,536 sqm). For avoidance of doubt, the full Region Fee will apply even if Skill Gaming is not operated in the entire Skill Gaming Region.
    3. There shall be a limit of six (6) Operators per Skill Gaming Region.
    4. Skill Gaming is not permitted in the Second Life area in which Linden Lab is the estate owner (the “Mainland”).


  7. Multiplayer Skill Game.Multiplayer Skill Games are “Tournament Games” that can be placed in multiple Skill Gaming regions and played by multiple players simultaneously on those Skill Gaming regions at one time. These “Tournament Games” are usually based on the activity of players during a specific timeframe (a few days, a week, a month).
  8. List of Multiplayer Skill Games:
    • Super B Bonus v1.02 - Creator: RavieDragon SLSGC / Operator: RACore SLSGO
    • Tombstoned Multiplayer - Creator: Zen SLSGC / Operator: ZenGames SLSGO
    • GREED Multiplayer - Creator: VirsinoResident SLSGC / Operator: VirsinoResident SLSGO
    Multiplayer Skill Game Requirements: Operators or Residents who wish to have any third party Multiplayer Skill Game(s) on their region will need to be approved Associate Accounts of the Operator who is operating the Multiplayer Skill Game. Any account receiving income from the operation of a Multiplayer Skill Game, who is not directly operating the game, needs to be an approved Associate Account of the Operator who is operating the Multiplayer Skill Game.


  9. Right to Review.
    1. Linden Lab may, but will not have the obligation to, periodically review approved Skill Games and Skill Gaming Regions, without prior notice to Creators and Operators, in order to:
      1. Cross-reference against the information set forth in the applications and legal opinions;
      2. Detect any omissions of any pertinent related information, which shall include the operation of approved Skill Games that have not been recognized by Linden Lab or were not included in an applicable Skill Gaming Region application;
      3. Identify any deficiencies in Linden Dollar transactions by an Operator Account; or
      4. Identify any unusual or irregular activity.
    2. Any Skill Game that Linden Lab determines, in its sole discretion:
      1. Has not been approved by Linden Lab;
      2. Has not been created by a Creator through its Creator Account;
      3. Is in a region not recognized as a Skill Gaming Region;
      4. Is not operated by an Operator; or
      5. Is associated with any fraudulent, illegal or other activity in violation of applicable law or any of Linden Lab’s policies, terms and conditions,
      shall be removed and, in addition to any other rights and remedies set forth in these Terms, the Skill Gaming Policy, and Skill Game Guidelines could result in the suspension or revocation of the License(s) held by each party associated with such Skill Game, as well as the removal of such Skill Gaming Region from the Second Life grid.

  10. Indemnification. Each Creator and Operator agrees, jointly and severally, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Linden Lab, its affiliates, agents or employees (each an “Indemnified Party”) from and against any cost, loss or expense (including attorney’s fees) resulting from any demand, or any civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative claim, actions, or proceeding (including arbitration or mediation) brought, asserted, commenced or threatened against each such Indemnified Party (“Claim”) by third parties, regardless of the merit of such Claim, for loss, damage or injury allegedly caused by any breach by such Creator or Operator (or any agent or employee of same) of Creator or Operator’s obligations under these Terms, the Terms of Service, Skill Gaming Policy, Skill Game Guidelines and any other applicable Linden Lab policy, or of any law or regulation or right held by any third party.

  11. Related Policies. Creator and Operator shall be in compliance at all times with the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, Skill Gaming Policy, Skill Game Guidelines, Gambling Policy and all other Linden Lab policies, all of which are incorporated herein by reference.

  12. Modifications. Linden Lab reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to revise, revoke or terminate Skill Gaming Regions, these Terms, the Skill Gaming Policy, Skill Game Guidelines, and the authorization of any Creator or Operator hereunder with or without prior notice; provided, however, that material changes to these Terms will not be applied retroactively. If any future changes to these Terms are unacceptable to the Creator or Operator or cause them to no longer be in compliance with these Terms (as then amended), the Creator or Operator must terminate this agreement with Linden Lab by notifying Linden Lab, in writing, and immediately stop using the rights granted hereunder. Continued activity as a Creator or Operator following any revision to these Terms constitutes your complete and irrevocable acceptance of any and all such changes.

  13. Termination of Account. In accordance with Section 5 of the Terms of Service, Linden Lab may suspend or terminate your Account(s) (as defined therein) for violation of these Terms. Your rights to any compensation or recourse are limited to those provided in that Section 5.

Last Updated: December 11, 2015

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