New UK grid offers gambling, $20 sims

A new U.K.-based grid, Tescos, is marketing itself as a gambling destination, with an added bonus of low-cost regions.

It’s not the first grid to have gambling in-world — Avination has a number of sims dedicated to gambling — but it is the first to promote itself in this way.

Eon region on the Tescos grid, currently under construction.

“We have currency and slot machines and other gambling devices,” grid owner Juozas Niurnaitis told Hypergrid Business.

A new grid, it currently spans just 18 regions and has just a dozen users, and is still very much under development.

It is also hypergrid-enabled, which Avination is not, allowing visitors to teleport in from other grids. It is part of  The Hypergates network.

“I’m very much for the hypergrid,” said Niurnaitis.

The servers for the grid are based in Europe, where the gambling laws are different than in the U.S.

The grid’s currency is redeemable for US dollars, said Niurnaitis.

“The ability to change Second Life Lindens to Tescos should be available later next month,” he added.

Full regions are available for US $20 a month, payable by PayPal, in-world Tescos, or in Second Life.

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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China. Follow me on Twitter @MariaKorolov.

2 Responses

  1. Casinoworldz says:

    Wanted to check it out, but there is no place to find the login URL for the viewer.

  2.' Lamorna Proctor says:

    As a creator of gambling games in virtual worlds, I applaud any effort to create a new gambling-friendly grid. But using the name "Tescos"??? They must be out of their minds. The real Tesco (giant UK-based supermarket business with a market capitalisation of $50bn) will close them down in a heartbeat if they get to hear of it. They might as well have called the grid, "Cocacolas" 🙂