One of the greatest Casino resorts in Australia, the famous Crown Resorts Ltd is accused with allegations that its poker machines are designed to cause gambling addiction. The company entered the court room, where their governance tried to defend itself and Aristocrat. The latter is the software developer powering their casinos. In fact they had an offensive stance against Ms Shonica Guy. The latter was the one to claim that the popular Dolphin Treasure pokie machines in Crown casinos were designed to entrap users like her. She wanted the court to declare the game to be unlawful.
The Crown casino visitor mentioned that on the Dolphin Treasure machines having symbols that are unevenly distributed across its five reels. To be precise, she believes that the final reel has fewer winning symbols. And according to her that is the way for Crown casinos to make it more difficult for the players to win.
On the other hand, the lawyers representing the famous casinos, said that the claim is not making any sense. And that is because these machines all along have uneven spread of symbols on their reels. Neil Young, the lawyer that represented Crown Resorts, told that the machines provide players information on the various odds of achieving the top-five and bottom-five winning combinations of symbols. And he continue stating that it was Ms Guy’s responsibility to read the information before she begin playing the game. He also told: “No one could assume that the symbols are evenly distributed; that would be a fanciful proposition. This is a clear distortion of the return to players.”.
In addition, Crown distanced itself from the complaint on the design of the fruit machines. The lawyer said that the firm does “nothing more than make the machines available.”. Also, by that way they pointed fingers to Aristocrat, which will have to defend itself as well.