Hindus taunted by Lord Shiva gambling machine
Dozens of slot machines and fun themes are added monthly, but a new title has caused quite a controversy. Shiva is the name of the provocative slot machine
that is themed around Lord Shiva, which is an important Hindu figure.
The new slot machine comes from Merkur Gaming, which forms part of the Gauselmann Group. Shiva is a slot machines
that features five reels and 50 pay-lines. Lord Shiva is the protagonist who holds a small two-headed drum (‘damru’ in Hinduism) in one of his four blue arms.
Insult for Hindus
Additionally, the Shiva slot games includes symbols like an ape, the Taj Mahal white mausoleum, and a cobra. Merkur Gaming introduces the new gambling machines as: “Step into the realm of the god Shiva
and experience an exciting adventure!”.
A spokesperson for Universal Society of Hinduism demands that the German gaming company changes the name of the slot game. The group of Hindus also urges Merkur Gaming to make a public apology