The more and more I visit different areas of the world playing these games I have noticed how incredibly different people’s ideas are about money matching and gambling on games in general.
When I visited Japan during 3s era, from what I could tell there was no money matching. I would like to know if it is common in Asia for people to money match because I know gambling is quite big there.
Where I am from in Canada, it is non-existent, however I know money matching and betting at Toryuken and Canada Cup is just HUGE.
Here in Germany it is quite common for people to money match and people actually come to events JUST to gamble (not even being entered in the tournament).
I personally don’t money match because I don’t have a lot of extra money, I don’t like gambling in general, and I don’t like taking money from people(especially friends). I prefer to play the game for the sake of outplaying the opponent only because that is why I enjoyed playing the game in the first place.
What do you think about money matches, do you play them? Do you think they hurt / better the game / community? Just to be clear I have no problems with people money matching I just want to know how others feel about it.