Should games like Candy Crush saga be licensed under gambling law?
I’m watching someone play a slot machine, and it may as well be candy crush saga.. People play, they get stuck by game logic, they pay, they play on, and on…
Legally what constitutes a “gambling game”? Matt Pollins from OLS…WANG has the answer and also some thoughts, (http://www.olswang.com/articles/2012/07/social-gaming-on-a-collision-course-with-gambling-regulation/). He thinks that things are getting a bit too close now, because gambling is,
a particular activity constitutes “playing a game of chance for a prize”
However, “social gambling distinguishes itself from gambling is by preventing players from taking the virtual currency they have “won” out of the game”. Yet like it or not they are playing for a prize. Does that mean the laws and regulations should be looked at again, or is that a but too much.
Personally, I believe they should be looked at again. An addictive game where you put money in to increase your chance sounds a bit of the doge side. Especially since seeing the similarity in human activity between Candy Crush Saga and a fruit machine.