Apple’s App Store hosted kiddie games with secret gambling dens inside

In popular culture, access to an illicit gambling den is as easy as stumbling into the right shop and saying the password — or greasing some palms. Apple’s App Store apparently has a real-life parallel: today, app developer Kosta Eleftheriou discovered a terrible kiddie game that’s actually a front for gambling websites.

The secret password isn’t one you’d be likely to guess: you have to be in the right country —or pretend to be in the right country using a VPN.

But then, instead of launching an ugly monkey-flipping endless runner game filled with typos and bugs, the very same app launches a casino experience:

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