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In free-to-play games, a user who spends a considerable amount of real-world money for in-game items, rather than acquiring said items through grinding or playing the game normally. These players are typically seen as the largest segment for revenue production for free-to-play titles. White whales may also refer to exceptionally high spenders. Borrowed from gambling jargon; a ‘whale’, in that context, is a person who makes extravagant wagers or places reckless bets.