M&M is the toy making company that develops dispenser games similar to a pokies machines. Basically M&M are colourful button shaped chocolates each of which has the letter “m” printed in lower case on one side, consisting of a candy shell surrounding a filling which varies depending upon the variety of M&M’s.
M&M’s is the flagship product of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery division of Mars, Incorporated. The candy originated in the United States in 1941,, and M&M’s have been sold in over 100 countries since 2003. Several M&Ms-themed video games have been created. The first was M&M’s The Lost Formulas, released on September 28, 2000.
The gaming machines that dispense M&M like pokies dispense coins now have raised an alarm from different people and organizations. In their own conscious, M&M had made an innovative product that could thrill children while they are playing but are quite similar to pokies machines.
M&M Toy Pokies
In this Toy pokies interesting game the kid matches pictures on the reels, it then spits out a handful of M&Ms. Like pokies it’s a game that can keep your child awake while having hours of fun. The machine costs $33 and it was marketed for children. The kids can enjoy the mouth watering chocos and have fun with the attractive sounds that the toy produces.
With this product, it’s no doubt that you and your child will have fun and great times. It’s amazing for the kids, to fill the dispenser with the juicy candies. They love watching the machine’s wheel roll once the arm is pulled, until all candies fall onto the plate below. Even better, when you insert batteries to the toy, you will see the red light in the top glowing colorfully. All these actions like pokies attract the kid.
Why M$M dispenser Toy is similar to pokies?
This game affect children in one way or another. As kids lack judgement at young age they do not know the good or bad. With this M&M dispensing product, they will just enjoy playing around with it without knowing if there are consequences.
Though kids enjoy toys or products that spin with attractive and playful colors and this toy is designed with an inviting color at the top that will be pretty cool to the child and they will spend hours playing with it. An addiction like pokies games at casinos.
The way it dispenses precise amounts of candy will attract his or her attention. When the child realizes that he/she only needs to open the back and load candies, they will be happy to always do just that. The child again will find pulling the arm and releasing candies quite an interesting exercise, and so he/she will just keep filling the machine and dispensing the candies. Again similar to keep on playing pokies to dispense coins.
Experts suggest that “this is a pokes-machine toy that will lure you in the harmful habit of gambling.” As kids have copying strategies you should be careful with what you are doing about gambling. If a child notices that an adult can play a product similar to theirs, they may end up following. Worse, if the adult plays it to relieve boredom or stress, in the long run, they may copy that idea too. For instance, if you play to pay house bills, the child may believe that is the best way forward. So, the child may copy you in the future to see whether what they saw can help them out. That can drive them to gamble. But if the machine is used only for fun purposes, then there is no dangerous habit lurking.
Given that you do not intend to introduce gambling to your child, this M&M product can be a fantastic toy machine. Also, unless you like taking your child out to gamble with the real slot machines, this toy is good. The problem occurs when you intend to introduce gambling to your child. It can affect them emotionally. Many people who are introduced to gambling at a young age end up with problematic gambling.
Then the children like adult will experience conflicts due to lack of trust or finances. Also when they are exposed to conflicts, they may end up lacking problem-solving skills. So, teach your kids gambling can affect the way of life with their friends.
Thus such toys should be kept away from kids as long run consequences are harmful for the kid. On the other hand many parents believe that M&M dispensing candies is all about fun unless the kids is introduced to pokies or gambling machines. (Inputs from news sources)