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Because it's not really a game then, it's a store where you buy a thing that says "Winner" on it.

If the developers put themselves in a non-game category of the app store, it would be alright?

Whether something is a game or not isn't defined by how much money you need to spend to play it (or to win it).

Plenty of games and hobbies require purchases to play, and plenty give better chances of winning if you spend more.

A game that rewards who can spend the most time in it isn't really a game, then, either.

and you have to keep buying the items or the "Winner status" goes away..

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