Why do developers create fabulous slots?
Very often in the light go out slot machines children’s themes. As the symbols there are used cute little animals, boys and girls, fairy-tale characters and everything is executed as if the developers are creating these slots for the kids.
Honestly,we personally did not think about how many children’s stories and designs in the casino, until we ame across one forum to discuss the topic. Indeed, this should be a big problem.
You can remember the huge number of slots with children’s themes. Take at least NetEnt. This developer has a whole encyclopedia of fairy tales. A series of slot machines Fairytale Legends (Fairy Legends). They already have a Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel and Snow White. As one user at the Casinomeister forum put it, NetEnt, Play’n GO and Thunderkick lists the names of slots as a library in kindergarten.
Discussion of the problem
In October 2017, various publishing houses began publishing articles on this topic. It was said that regulators, in particular the Gambling Commission, do not take sufficient measures to protect children from gambling. After all, due to cartoon characters and nice names, they attract the attention of children.
One of the slots that led to the example was Fluffy Too (pictured below). Is it possible to say that this slot machine is designed for people over 18 years of age? At least, such statements would sound very funny. It looks like just a cartoon for the little ones.
Why do children’s slot machines appear?
What is the reason? Some believe that the developers are intentionally aimed at attracting children to the casino. It would be ideal players. They do not yet know the precautions, risks, etc. So they can play immensely. However, the operators, of course, deny that they consciously aim at the children’s audience. But there is a version that children’s themes cause players nostalgia. This too can be true.
Maybe actually adults like merry ducklings, fish, purple hippo and all this children’s subjects. Can the developers conduct their studies, which confirm this. In any case, I do not want to believe that all this is done in order to lure children into the casino. And children are not very solvent audience. The child will not ask for a credit card to replenish the account in the casino. Although there have been cases when children recorded their parents’ credit cards and gambled.
Last year, when they raised this issue, people asked for more stringent control from the Gambling Commission. It was said that it is wrong when children’s games are available on casino sites, and free mode is available to anyone, without confirmation of age.
Yes,we always thought that the demo mode without registration and any obstacles is an advantage. But in this case it turns out that really children can play, and then they can sit down and play games. Many children now have phones at the earliest age. They can enter from them in the casino and play calmly, so no one will even notice it.
According to the Gambling Commission, approximately 450,000 children play gambling in England per week. Of these, 6% between the ages of 11 and 15 played on the money of their parents, 3% played with their money.
Advertising Standards Authority, which control advertising standards in the UK, warned operators to avoid advertising materials that could attract children. But, as we can see, there are still plenty of games and advertising materials using children’s characters and graphics.
Gambling can be terrible and lead to bad consequences, as the loodomans themselves say. Therefore, we think that if this matter is dealt with closely, it will be good. Make a restriction on the age for a free regime it would already be something. Although the measure is most likely not to be effective. Operators will simply ask how old are you, without confirmation.
Scope of the problem
Probably, every developer has similar games. And according to my own feelings, in total there are a lot of them. Just open any casino and see for yourself. Gemix from Play’n GO, Sugar Pop and Sugar Pop 2 from BetSoft. Pink Elephants, Wonky Wabbits, Theme Park, Reactionz, Spinions, the same famous Jack and the Beanstalk. The list can be continued indefinitely. All of them are very similar to games in which children are not forbidden to play.
Why do you think so many such games. Is this really an evil intention, that is, to lure children into the casino? They even do not need to pay the winnings in case of what. After all, they violate the age limit. Or do developers and casinos do it not intentionally?