I see the sky is falling yet again. . .
I know it's not a popular option, but I often get casino passes from PvP as well. But I admittedly don't play in the casino all that much, to the point that I actively have to remember I have passes in the first place. That being said, I never have and never will BUY casino passes, especially when I barely play there, and get them from PvP besides. There's just no reason I'd ever have to.
Now, I understand if someone REALLY loves the casino, this may be an issue. But I have to remind everyone that NOTHING monetary in this game is compulsory. NOTHING. If you don't want it, if you don't NEED it, you do not have to buy it. Ever. OG PSO2's in an odd state where it exists exactly as it has been, but without some of the sustaining systems (login rewards, campaigns, etc.) that it once had. Even then, the larger majority of the game is still fully enjoyable despite its odd state, and while it's not a promise of anything, the possibility of the NGS Mission Pass (when it arrives) could issue them. It is very unlikely, so I don't want to get hopes up (as NGS generally awards items meant for use within itself), but the possibility exists, and if there's enough demand for it, people ought to speak up and ask for it, rather than seemingly seeking out more things to be upset over.