There has been some controversy especially in the UK for advertising online slot games which feature children’s fairytales. The UKGC has banned users from playing free slots featuring anything that could be construed as a children’s game. When in fact, you must be 18 or over in order to play casino games. By playing for real money you risk losing it. Care and responsibility must be taken at all times should you wish to play casino slots. It is especially important that children do not play these casino games, even for free, since it is not ethical to normalise gambling in this way.
However, since fairytale stories have persisted throughout the ages and permeated popular culture they are a common source of inspiration for casino slots. Let’s take a look at some of the most common stories used for online slots and gambling machines.
Jack and the Beanstalk
We all know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Obviously Jack is quite gullible and trades valuable livestock for a handful of beans. The stranger who sells the beans to jack tells him they are magic, but Jack takes quite a big gamble on this being true. Lucky for him, the beans ARE magic and a massive beanstalk grows up into the clouds above him. Netent has created a hugely popular online slot themed on Jack and the Beanstalk. In this game, Jack is trying to sneak out of the giants castle with the goose that lays the golden eggs. The main eye-catching feature of this game is the walking wilds which give users extra chances to win for as long as the wilds are walking across the screen. WMS offers the slot game “Giant’s Gold” where giant reels are adorned with beanstalk and of course, there’s plenty of golden symbols to tie in with the story.
Three Little Pigs story slots
Quickspin is responsible for creating hugely popular online slot machine “Big Bad Wolf”. This 5 reel, 25 payline game offers players a chance to win real money (if they risk their own.) In this opening scene we see the house made of straw. On the reels are the 3 little pigs. Of course in the fairy tale, the wolf poses a threat to the pigs. However, in this slot game players will be happy to see the wolf character! If 3 or more of the wolf appear on the reels players will activate the free spins bonus round. This means 10 free spins and a chance to win.
Protect your children from story slots
We remind you that these games are not for children. They are casino games and only adults should have access. You can protect your children from harmful online content and the first step is ensuring you have password protected your computer. You can also install software such as Net Nanny, CyberPatrol or CyberSitter. Using these types of software you can control what type of content your children can access online.