So there's one RP I've been entertaining to revive, but I want to go through some details if I decide to go through with that idea. Part of the RP's setting has two countries (let's say gamma and beta) in a war and some people gambling on which country will win. The number of speculants is so large that they bring the economy down and governments can't stop them because it's technically not a crime. Does that even work? Can gamblers really bring down an economy just by gambling? And can't governments just pass laws to forbid such practices? Would such a gambling set up be profitable to either Gamma or Beta? I guess if they get the money up front or something and promise gamblers for a stake in the country's future...? I don't know. What do you guys think?