The casino operator and the gambling machine maker face a sue alleging that they deceived gamblers on their chances of winning.
Australia.- The lawsuit will be filed in Australia’s Federal Court over the design of the machines, which allegedly mislead players by offering false information of their chances of winning. The woman who filed the report said that she suffered significant losses over 14 years of playing slot machines.
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said: “The lawsuit will focus on the design of machines contributing to players being deliberately deceived on their prospects of winning. If successful, the litigation will have ramifications for the design of all poker machines in the industry.”
Whilst Crown released a statement saying that they “vigorously defend any claim,” Aristocrat commented that they emphatically reject any suggestion that its games are designed to encourage gambling problems.
Ross Ferrar, Gaming Technologies Association’s chief executive, said that regulators impose comprehensive conditions on every aspect of poker machines design and operation. “Poker machines are designed to be entertaining and are a legitimate recreational activity that many Australians enjoy responsibly,” he added.