Of course Ninendo want people to be playing their games but they do not want to be restricting it to the family alone. Right, when was the last time the fans saw a decent game! Nintendo felt it would be better to bring in all the gamblers to the console over brining in the fans by making a decent game, wheres the next decent game Nintendo.
The real issue with this is that Nintendo are marketing their console for the family's and this is proving otherwise. Although the console is mainly for the family it is not strictly meant to be for the family so introducing poker games could be a good idea.
It is not very likely that your child will become a gambling addict by 12 so do not worry! The rating for this game I personally thought was quite low considering it is a gambling game. So why is it that the games like GTA in which a kid would not be able to do much more than run someone over are 18’s and these games are only 12’s?
The world has truly gone mad! There is a plus side to it and it is that you do not have to risk losing any real money when you are playing the game so you get to keep the family savings.