The Neopian Seedy Underbelly
KRAWK ISLAND - Everyday NeoPets are falling victim to Neopia's ever-popular
gaming station, the Neopian Casino. This is broken up into Jubjub Blackjack,
Neopoker, Scorchy Slots, and the latest edition to the casino, Krawps.
Now on the outside, these establishments look clean, straight and law-abiding
businesses. However, by cover of darkness, these establishments have a secret
At night, many defenceless NeoPets go to these places as a source of entertainment
and fun with their owners. They enter the casino with their pockets full of
money for Casino and with an attitude of "This is my lucky day". However, soon
after losing the first couple of rounds, these pets seek Neocola to drown their
sorrows. Once the sugar kicks in, their inflated sense of confidence compels
these pets to try again to win the game. But, these pets must learn 'You can
never beat the Casino'. So once their pockets are empty, the credit card maxed
out and savings emptied, the pets start cashing in their most prized possessions.
Their food, medicine and clothing are the first to go. Then their PetPets and
rare items are next. Finally they get desperate and put a mortgage on their
NeoHome and try to cash in their owner (But they couldn't fit it through the
Cashiers slot). Sadly these pets have fallen victim to addiction. Addiction
to Gambling is a very sad issue, but there is something you owners can do to
stop your pets receiving the sad fate.
Visit the Casino in moderation
By limiting the exposure to the gambling facilities, the pets can resist the
temptation to run to every slot machine and put in all your money. It is fun
for your pets to try a few times to get some NP, but you don't want them still
up in the waking hours of the morning trying desperately to win anything. Self-control
is the key to quitting the addiction, so just keep telling your pets "You don't
need to gamble"
Go to the Casino in groups
When your pets want to go to Casino make sure you arrange some of their responsible
NeoPals to come with you. When NeoPets gamble in groups a sense of fun is brought
to gambling contrary to gambling by themselves where the pressure of the money,
the Neocola and expensive buffets get to them.
Budgeting their NP
Create a limit on the amount of NP for your pets to bet with. For example,
restrict your pets to 2,000 NP by only having that amount on hand. When that
money is spent do not bet again for a set amount of time (say 1-2 Days). Your
pets might say you are being "Cheap, stingy and slack" by remind them that this
is the only way they will get better.
Bet Low, Cash In High
Always keep their bets to a minimum to take least amount of risk. As soon as
they make any sort of profit end the game. This will give a guaranteed win(however
small) rather than betting high and eventually losing.
Your pet may not like the restrictions at first but if they head down this
path not only will their financial standing be stunted, but they will end up
losing Jobs at the agency, never find a NeoPet boyfriend or girlfriend, and
hurt their beloved owner. I hope these tips have been handy and if they abide
by them then your pet is on the way back to a more innocent and fulfilling life