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Dice Poker 3D - Long Int Studio

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Dice Poker 3D is a simulated gambling game that is based around the concept of playing poker with dice.

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Simulated casino style gambling

This review of Dice Poker 3D was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 6 November 2014.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Dice Poker 3D
Developed by: Long Int Studio
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: Google Play Store: Everyone
ACCM suggested age: 18+ contains simulated gambling.
Gambling content advice: Simulated casino style gambling. Player is risking money or something of value on an outcome of an event involving chance when the probability of winning or losing is less than certain. Refer to the gambling section of this review for further details

ACCM review

This review of Dice Poker 3D contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

This app does not contain levels. It was played for approximately one hour.

App description

Dice Poker 3D is a gambling simulated app that utilises a poker-based foundation to create a game using dice rolling. The objective of the game is to play poker against the house, and win as many hands as possible – as a result, players will obtain more money in their stash. Players tap to roll five dice, and may select particular dice to re-roll in an effort to obtain better hands (eg. Pairs of the same numbered dice, or a full house of dice in increasing numbers). The skills required to play are motor skills, as well as knowledge of poker and gambling.

Reviewers comments

When the app is first opened, the screen depicts a candle rotating on a wooden table. Pirate-style folk music plays in the background and can be switched off by a button in the top right-hand corner. There are two options displayed in the centre of the screen: ‘New Game’ and ‘Exit’. A different screen is displayed when players select New Game – there is a wooden table with a candle on the side, as well as two sets of five blank boxes.

There is an option to throw down chips (or money) onto the table in various amounts (with a maximum bet of ten chips at a time), and then an option to roll five dice across the table. The dice and the dots they display form the basis of the player’s dice (or ‘poker cards’) along the bottom of the screen. At the same time, the ‘house’ has its own dice/cards appear also. Players may then tap on select cards and re-roll the dice to change their hand and attempt to beat the house.

After this, the house has the option to select some of their own cards and re-roll these dice to obtain a superior hand. Upon winning or losing, a small pop-up scroll appears on the screen – it says either ‘You win’, ‘You lose’ or ‘Stand Off’, and explains the reason: e.g. ‘Two pair vs Three of a kind’, ‘Pure vs Two Pair’, ‘One Pair vs One Pair’. The rules are the same as in a game of actual card poker, where a full house beats one pair, two pairs of higher numbers will beat one pair, etc. Gradually, the house or the player will obtain more money as a result of winning the rounds.

In App purchasing

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Gambling

This game is a simulated poker game. Players are able to wager in game currency against the outcome in the hope of winning more in game currency.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

The elements of gambling may be of concern to parents in relation to this app. It encourages players to use their chips/money in gambling activity, and continue spending money in an effort to try and win back what they have lost.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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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.