Australian gambling giant Aristocrat Leisure has asserted that their games are not deceptive in the wake of a case of a former problem gambler who sued, claiming the company's games misled punters.
The company claims that its Dolphin Treasure video slot passed standards that are required by the government in Australia. They also objected to claims that the games are deceiving toward players. The plaintiff in that case claims that the game was designed in a way to make punters think they have won when in reality they didn't. She also claims that the slot has hidden features.
An Aristocrat representative took to the stand and said that there's a lot of information on the machines available related to the payouts and gameplay features. This information is available online as well as in pamphlets and the representative claims that allegations of hidden features are absurd.
Speaking to the court the representative said, "How could it be said that we were acting in an unconscionable way when all these things have been considered … and taken into account by government and then produced legislation that we've complied by? People like Ms Guy have made these complaints to regulatory authorities, to parliamentary inquiries, to the ACCC and the response from government has led to the regulations we have and the information that's available."
Aristocrat as well as the Crown Casino group are in a lawsuit filed by the Plaintiff. She's claiming that the Dolphin Treasure game has symbols that are unevenly distributed through the reels. The two groups claim that there's no merit to the claims.