‘Monopoly at Maccas’ is an app where users can scan tickets they receive from McDonalds to find out if they have won a prize. Due to gambling and online information sharing the recommended age is 14+ with parental guidance.
Contains some elements of gambling
This review of Monopoly at Maccas was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 12 October 2017.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Monopoly at Maccas|
|Developed by:||McDonalds Aust Limited|
|Platform reviewed:||Google Play|
|Developer’s suggested age:||Google Play: General; iTunes 17 years (Gambling and Contests); Developer: 18+ or 14+ with parental consent.|
|ACCM suggested age:||Due to gambling and online information sharing the recommended age is 14+ with parental guidance.|
|Gambling content advice:||Contains some elements of gambling. This game may contain devices which mimic those found in a casino; but the player is not risking something of value to play. Refer to the gambling section of this review for further details|
This review of Monopoly at Maccas contains the following information:
‘Monopoly at Maccas’ is an app where users can scan tickets they receive from McDonalds to find out if they have won a prize. The app is based on Monopoly where players can collect locations, utilities, transports and chance cards. The monopoly cards translate to winning a real life prize, such as McDonald’s food or a holiday. Due to gambling and online information sharing the recommended age is 14+ with parental guidance.
When players buy certain food products from McDonalds during the promotional Monopoly period they receive tickets with a barcode number. The Monopoly at Maccas app allows players to scan these tickets to reveal the prize they have won. Sometimes players can win a prize automatically from just one ticket and other times they have to collect several tickets of the same type to win.
Some tickets are called ‘Chance Cards’. When the player scans one of these they are shown a variety of different face down cards. They player must randomly pick a card, which will then reveal their prize. The player has a chance of 1 in 5 to win an instant prize.
Players have to register their email address to use the app, and the app needs internet access.
Occasionally pop-up advertisements appear for other McDonalds apps where you can order food on your phone.
You can win prizes for discounts at other companies such as ‘isubscribe’, ‘ cruiseabout’, Suzuki cars, Caltex etc.
At time of review, the reviewer found no gender stereotypes or sexual references.
At time of review, the reviewer found no coarse language.
At time of review, the reviewer found no concerning game playing behaviour.
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