Crown Casinos is currently involved in a court case against Shonica Guy. Shonica Guy, a known problem gambler, is claiming that the slots machines at the Crown Resorts casino lure players like herself not to be able to stop when enough is enough. She was speaking specifically about the Dolphin Treasure pokies machines available at their casinos.
Her claims come from the fact that the Dolphin Treasure pokies have unevenly distributed symbols on the five reels. While the final reel has less winning symbols making it harder for players to win.
Crown Casinos’ Offensive
Barrister Neil Young is representing Crown Casinos. In his defence, he was arguing that Guy lacks common sense because the pokies machines have always been unevenly distributed.
He also mentioned how pokies machines at Crown Resorts casinos have information that advises them about the odds of getting a winning combination. He further supported his statement by saying that it is common sense for a player to read that information before playing.
According to the lawyer, the casino resort practices responsible gambling by handing out brochures that are government approved to their players. The brochures have information relating to the risks that involve playing pokies.
Young also made Justice Debbie Mortimer aware that Crown casinos make the pokies machines available to punters.
Aristocrat – The Pokies Machines Supplier for Crown Casinos
In response to this case, Aristocrat has also come out in their defence to say that their gaming machines are not misleading. Peter Jopling from Aristocrat, has mentioned that there is information available that will clarify how their pokies machines operate.
He also added to support Young saying casino venues in Australia have information available and on the internet, that makes players aware of the risks. The legal case will take three weeks.
We advise our readers to read and make sure they understand the risks of getting involved in any kind of gambling. Whether it is at a land-based or online casino, punters must practice responsible gaming.