17 thoughts on “Is promoting gambling to kids wrong?”

  1. My problem isn't that kids could gamble really, because that would happen with any site whether promoted or not. But rather that the site itself is quite crap. There's not really a chance of winning anything so I think the YouTube's advertising are quite scammish.

  2. I think the dangerous thing with loot boxes and the like is that the parents are stupid and leave their credit card information on their computer or other device. A kid can spend thousands of dollars without knowing what they are doing.

    Also loot boxes are destroying games

  3. Aye Daniel's got the right idea. HOWEVER. I wouldn't want to let my kid buy mystery boxes – I'd just take them out to buy something that they actually wanted instead of buying the mystery box. Then there's no risk. Btw, if the world banned pokemon cards, my whole life would be a lie.

  4. Daniel how about a whole series on ethical dilemmas??? Your viewers have to make difficult decisions every day.

  5. I don't really have a problem with the gambling aspect tbh. For me I think the main problem was that they were clearly misrepresenting the odds of winning anything of value. Either they were spending like $10k just to win an iPhone and a pair of shoes or the odds are heavily skewed in their favour by the mystery box company.

  6. It makes sense now that you’ve talked about it, because when PewDiePie talked about it, it did concern me. I’m not sure whether it’s a good thing for a YouTuber to promote, but the point PewDiePie made was that the guys that were promoting it, won the more expensive items. But if you calculate what the value of the price items are, it’s very low compared to what you pay to play the game. So, I’d say it is a scam.

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