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Slots that raised controversy on their release


The history of casino gambling is a long, rich and deeply interesting one, which has seen various games and events come and go throughout its history. The invention of roulette in the 1800s was a defining moment for the global casino industry, and something that kick-started the development of super casinos in Europe. There is one thing, however, that has undoubtedly had the biggest influence on the casino scene, and that is the world of slot machines. 

Oh yes, without the invention of slot machines by a man called Charles D. Fey back in the late 1800s it would have to remain to be seen whether or not the casino industry would have hit the heights that it enjoys today. And in the 21st century new online slots further accentuated this fact, sucking in millions of new gamblers every single year. By and large the industry has managed to stay away from most controversy, however there have been a few slots that have raised controversy on their release too, read on to find out. 

Dark Knight 

The Dark Knight Batman film directed by Christopher Nolan and starring some iconic actors like the late Heath Ledger and Christian Bale shot to the top of many people’s favourite film lists when it came out, and it is no surprise either. This dark and gritty superhero motion picture wowed audiences on its release, taking in a record amount of box office revenue at the time. 

It was therefore only right that a slot be made in its honour, and this is exactly what happened. One lucky Australian even managed to bag a cool $10 million from it, however this slot quickly got wrapped up in controversy, and was eventually discontinued due to licencing issues.

Space Diggers 

Playtech are usually emblematic of a top tier online slot developer that customers know that they can trust, churning out a range of quality online slots that cover vintage slots as well as highly modern ones. Well, as much as they are usually very well regarded in the industry, a slot released called Space Diggers wasn’t particularly well received on its release, and ended up mired in controversy. 

The reason why was due to a new piece of technology called a Game Modifier feature, that was touted as a cool way to give the game a flexible RTP. In reality, however, it just let online casino sites meddle with the RTP without having to disclose it, something that naturally was met with controversy. 

OMG! Kittens 

It doesn’t take a genius to work out what OMG! Kittens is a slot game about, and as the title suggests, it is an incredibly feline and cute slot game. The problem is that OMG! Kittens was widely regarded as perhaps a little too cute, because it was widely banned as a result of its tempting nature to small children. And as fun as online slots are, we’re really not sure that kids should be playing them.

Andrew Mcaffrey