Games with a non-zero amount [non-zero sum games] are a class of games in which it is not necessary that winning one player means losing another, like in games with zero sum. Since here the interests of the players are not completely opposite, it is possible to communicate to each other about their intentions and in some cases even coordinate their actions.
I came up with the rules of such a game and I managed to incorporate gambling into it, which opened access to a stunningly large market that no one had previously considered from the point of view of attracting investment.
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The project began to work in real life.
The police started immediately, the equipment was withdrawn, but the Investigation Committee did not find the corpus delicti under the gambling article and we were all returned. But the police did not let up, and after a few months everything was seized again.
Later, my investors told me that the former police chief in the city had a shopping center in which the main premises were occupied by an underground gaming hall, and when I start working, customers leave from there.
The materials on this seizure were again sent to the Investigative Committee, again they did not find in my actions the elements of the crime under Art. 171.2 of the Criminal Code, but now, for reasons already clear to me, the Prosecutor sent the material to the MIA where the criminal case was opened and “investigated” by suspension / resumption within two years, and which was also recently terminated due to the lack of crimes in the business scheme.
As a result, we (participants in the investment process) suffered losses, but now we can file a claim for damages (as explained to us in the Resolution).
In general, I “won,” the business was legalized, and good experience was gained.
For those who have not watched the video will explain. The way to achieve a commercial goal used to attract investment was as follows:
A gambler plays slot machines, and the money he loses is recorded as an investment and is returned to the player after a certain period of time has been set in the investment agreement with interest.
For the organizer, the goal is to obtain investments in working capital at a minimum percentage, and for the investor, the goal is to securely satisfy his passion for gambling with a small profit, that is, to “achieve a positive social effect” in the context of the currently valid RSFSR Law of June 26, 1991 . N 1488-I “On investment activity in the RSFSR” (with amendments and additions).
My mistake was the choice of jurisdiction, the use of real slot machines in the scheme and the way of circulation of funds that was too long in time for profit.
In the Russian Federation there is no presumption of innocence.
Real slot machines are an opportunity for “law enforcement” to exert pressure on the business by illegal retention.
Purchase of consumer electronics in China - to get a good discount from manufacturers, a large amount of money is needed, which is difficult to collect due to illegal criminal prosecution.
Considering the above, I decided to remove vulnerabilities from the scheme and continue its implementation using the principle of “non-zero-sum gambling,” because so many gamblers around the world need this, this is a pain for many families and, which is very important, can bring profit to the organizers comparable with the profits of traditional gambling.
In order to avoid a clash of interests with the “concepts” of Russian law enforcement agencies in their interpretation of the conceptual meaning of the Laws adopted in the field of gambling, I decided to change the jurisdiction of the further implementation of the project from Russia to Estonia (EU), thereby significantly expanding the prospects for the project.