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

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Pirate Kings - Jelly Button Games

Pirate Kings is a gambling simulator app involving wheel spinning.
10 March 2015

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Simulated casino style gambling

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Slot City – Free Casino Slots - Dragonplay

This is a game of chance – a series of simulated gambling slot machines.
26 February 2014

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Simulated casino style gambling

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Slot Galaxy HD Slot Machines - Tap Slots

Slot Machine Game. Simulated Gambling App
25 March 2014

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Simulated casino style gambling

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Slotomania - Playtika

Poker machine style slot game.
18 February 2014

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Simulated casino style gambling

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Slots - Titans Way - TOPGAME

This is a game of chance – a simulated gambling slot machine.
11 March 2014

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Simulated casino style gambling

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Slots by Jackpotjoy - Gamesys

This app is a Casino-style app based around slot machines.
2 April 2014

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Simulated casino style gambling

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Slots Romance ™ – New Slot Game - Slots Romance

Slot Machine Game. Simulated Gambling App
25 March 2014

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Simulated casino style gambling

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Slots – House of Fun - Pacific Interactive Ltd

This is a game of chance – a series of simulated gambling slot machines.
26 February 2014

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Simulated casino style gambling

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Solitaire - Tao Games Limited

This is a card game simulator app, which involves the game solitaire
9 July 2015

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Contains some elements of gambling

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Sonic Dash - SEGA

This is an endless runner style game. Caution in-app purchases, online interactivity, advertising, gambling device
27 February 2014

Age
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Contains some elements of gambling

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Super Stickman Golf 2 - Noodlecake Games

Simulated 2 dimensional golfing game.
2 April 2014

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Simulated casino style gambling

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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.