Is Candy Crush Saga turning your kids into budding gambling addicts? It’s possible, according to some experts. They say online games and apps can encourage an obsession with gambling by enticing children with “excitement and rewards,” even when there’s no real money involved. And of course, sometimes there is money involved- many games, including Candy Crush, offer opportunities to advance to the next level by paying a small fee. Research has shown a link between online gaming habits in childhood and unhealthy gambling behavior later in life. Admit it- even your Candy Crush obsession has gotten a little out of hand.