Australian Council on Children and the Media

Children and Gambling Watch List

This Children and Gambling Watch List is a part of the Know Before You Load project funded by the Attorney General’s Department of South Australia.

Games appear on this list if they meet one or more of the following criteria.

a)  Simulated Casino Style Gambling:  Not Suitable for Minors

  • Something of value being placed at risk, in the hope of gaining a reward (more items of value), where the outcome is based on pure chance.
  • Something of value being placed at risk, in the of hope gaining a reward, where some knowledge and skill may improve player’s chances on a valued outcome, but the outcome is still largely determined chance.
  • The game mimic those found in a casino.
  • Something of value wagered on the outcome of a race.
  • South Australia has legislation which limit minor’s access to these styles of games in the real world. (Bingo, lotteries and sweepstakes)

b)  Contains some elements of Gambling: Some content is not recommended for minors. Parental guidance recommended.

  • The app provide opportunities to win bonuses through pure chance, where nothing of value is put at risk.
  • The app provide opportunities to build or visit casinos.
  • The app promote other casino style games as outlined above.
  • The app have content which normalises attendance to casinos, playing poker card games and racing.
  • Some features (eg sounds/ visuals ) of the game mimic casino style games

In the above instances something of value can be virtual coins, tokens or other items accumulate through playing. These items of value cannot be exchanged for real money but can be purchased through In App purchasing.

 

Further information about the concerns about children, games and gambling can be found at http://nogame.com.au/.

If you find an app that you think should be listed contact us.

Further reading can be found in the resources section of our web site

Look at our research section for further research.

 

Apps which are currently listed on the Children and Gambling Watch List

app image

8 Ball Pool - Miniclip

This is an interactive app based around the game of pool.
21 May 2015

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Simulated casino style gambling

app image

Bejeweled Blitz - PopCap

A puzzle game
4 June 2015

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Simulated casino style gambling

app image

Bejewelled Blitz - Pop Cap Games (Electronic Arts Inc)

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Contains some elements of gambling

app image

Big Fish Casino - Big Fish Games

This is a game of chance – a collection of various simulated gambling casino games.
25 March 2014

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Simulated casino style gambling

app image

Bingo Bash – Free Bingo Casino - BitRhymes Inc

This is a game of chance. It is real time live multiplayer game.
27 February 2014

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Contains some elements of gambling

app image

Caesars Slots - Playtika

Slot Machine Game. Simulated Gambling App
25 March 2014

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Simulated casino style gambling

app image

Carnival Fiesta Slot - Mobile Amusements

Slot Machine Game. Simulated Gambling App
25 March 2014

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Simulated casino style gambling

app image

Casino Meow: Kitty Slots - Nom Games Inc

Simulated gambling, poker machine.
2 February 2014

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Simulated casino style gambling

app image

Castle Clash - IGG.COM

Castle Clash is a quest-and-timer battle fighting game.
12 February 2015

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Contains some elements of gambling

app image

CastleVille: Legends - Zynga

Top down strategy game involving resource gathering and creating a kingdom.
1 April 2014

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Contains some elements of gambling

app image

Clash of Kings - Elex

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Contains some elements of gambling

app image

Coin Dozer - Game Circus LLC

This is a coin pusher arcade style game.
22 February 2014

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Contains some elements of gambling

app image

Color Switch - Fortafy Games

Color Switch is an obstacle based gaming app.
31 January 2016

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Contains some elements of gambling

app image

Crime City - Funzio

This is a crime based empire building game.
26 March 2014

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Contains some elements of gambling

app image

Crossy Road- Endless Arcade Hopper - Hipster Whale

An endless runner style game.
11 March 2015

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Simulated casino style gambling

app image

Diamond Dash - Wooga

In this matching puzzle game.
24 February 2014

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Contains some elements of gambling

app image

Disney Crossy Road - Disney

Disney Crossy Road is a 2.5D arcade style sidescrolling app.
25 April 2016

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Simulated casino style gambling

app image

Dragon Friends - NHN USA Inc

A build your own farm style game
5 August 2014

Age
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Contains some elements of gambling

123

App Reviews

Search by:

Alphabetical:

Age suitability:

Platform:

Apple App Store img Google Play img Facebook img

Date added:

Selecting an age will provide a list of apps with content suitable for this age group. Children may also enjoy apps selected via a lower age.

About our colour guide

Content is age appropriate for children this age

Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended

Content is not age appropriate for children this age

Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

Contains some elements of gambling. Some content is not recommended for minors. Parental guidance recommended

No gambling content found in the levels played

About games and gambling

Most games contain elements of risk, chance and knowledge, that is why they are fun to play. There is growing concern about the impacts of simulated gambling games on the health and wellbeing of children. That's why we are identifying games that contain gambling elements on our site.

The State Government of South Australia's web site http://nogame.com.au/ contains information about these concerns.