I was lucky enough, like other CC's to have been gifted 200 Christmas boxes, 50 from each type. I would just like to point out from the start that I do not advise going and buying 200 boxes yourselves, unless you have the money to do it, as I worked out this would have cost me:
8 x 25 boxes @ £34.21 each = £273.68
or 2 x 75 boxes @ £88.55 each and 2 x 25 boxes @ £34.21 each = £245.52.
HOWEVER, its is your own money to do what you decide with, but for arguments sake, lets say it would have cost me £245.52 to purchase 200 boxes myself.
Now I will answer the questions are they worth it and is it gambling based on my own opinions and findings. I will offer my opinion if they are worth it later in the article but is it gambling? Well many different people have different ideas about what is gambling, and in my book to gamble means to run the risk of losing something. At no point will you stand to lose anything by buying these Xmas boxes. AS LONG AS YOU DON'T HAVE THE MINDSET TO BUY BOXES IN THE HOPE OF GETTING A SPECIFIC VEHICLE, that would be just stupid. Treat the Winter Ops like a lucky dip as this is all it is. For example, 1 box with cost about £1.70 and you are guaranteed 250 gold as a minimum which costs £1.90. So if you use these as a cheaper way to increase your gold stock - winner. Therefore I do not consider it gambling, and I speak from experience, as I received treatment for a long term gambling addiction a few years ago from which I am now recovered, and if I thought it was, I wouldn't do it!
So to find out if I think the boxes are worth the money, I have to open them. This is what was in my account to start.
0 Gold, 12860610 credits and 231 days of premium account, and after opening all 200 boxes I had received:
1 x E25