Shuffle Cats is a card game app that teaches you to play Rummy. The app is set in a 1920’s style casino with cats. Caution: simulated gambling, online interactivity and in-app purchases.
Simulated casino style gambling
This review of Shuffle Cats was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 23 March 2017.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Shuffle Cats|
|Platform reviewed:||Apple App Store, Google Play|
|Developer’s suggested age:||Google Play: General; ITunes: 4+|
|ACCM suggested age:||Not recommended for children under 18 due to simulated gambling, online interactivity and in-app purchases.|
|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|
This review of Shuffle Cats contains the following information:
All 14 levels were played.
Shuffle Cats is a card game app where players learn how to play ‘Rummy’ and then play against players from around the world in various casino environments. A cat named Montie explains how to play. There are 14 tutorial levels before you can play against other players at ‘Lucky Lane’. ‘Lucky Lane’ has a variety of different casinos where the player can play Rummy.
Each casino offers the player a different prize amount. The player can buy items, which give them more points in the game.
This app can only be played online and there is no option to turn off the chat function. The player can also connect with Facebook to play against and chat with their friends.
Due to the nature of this app, ACCM does not recommend it for children under 18.
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