Nick Xenophon calls for first-person shooter video games to be defined as gambling

Virtual weapons won in some games can be bought for real money and used like casino chips on online gambling websites

In what could prove a world first, an Australian politician is seeking to have games such as the hugely popular Counter-Strike series defined in law as gambling.

Nick Xenophon, the independent senator for South Australia, on Sunday announced a bid to have multiplayer first-person shooter games defined as gambling in an update to the current Interactive Gambling Act of 2001.

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