Al Ain shops selling roulettes to children

AL AIN — Flouting the culture and traditions of this country, some shops in Al Ain City are reportedly selling roulette games for children.

By Lana Mahdi

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Published: Tue 10 Apr 2007, 8:52 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:38 AM

These games are reportedly being put on the shelves in the toys sections of the shops.

The roulette game is being sold in Al Ain markets at Dh20. It is coming with a brochure with directions that assure that the game is suitable for all family members.

Some Al Ain residents, especially parents, are worried as they feel this game is not suitable for their children. They are perturbed that the games are being openly put on the shop shelves of the shops.

Asia Saad, an Al Ain resident, has already urged the local authorities to pull these games off the shelves of the shops and punish the shopkeepers for the breach.

“Some traders like to believe that can bring whatever goods they like to their shops,” said Adil Al Tayeb, a resident of Al Ain City.

Roulette is a gambling game in which a ball is dropped on to a revolving wheel with numbered compartments.

Internationally, gambling games are not allowed for children and young people are often banned against entering roulette casinos.

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