A kid clicking once or twice to open a crate will not feel as if they’ve spent nearly as much time gambling as they would if they were clicking 4 or 5 times and navigating a menu, because on the menu they spend around the same amount of time as they do actually getting the item.
Much like slot machines, the less effort it requires to spin them and the more colours, sounds and whacky effects there are, the more attractive is to people, especially dumb people, and the dumbest of people are always kids.
Again, ideally this wouldn’t even exist in the first place. Second best option, it should be highly regulated.
Lastly, I don’t think gambling in-game should be optimised to keep your gambling stream or your personal addiction more interesting and/or bearable.
This is last paragraph is assuming you are the real p9nda because I still legitimately have no idea if you are
If you’re not him you can ignore this
You know your audience, whether you want to promote gambling in the most efficient way and with the most optimised money spending methods to that audience is ultimately up to you, but you’ve already been involved in some minor drama (fairly recently too). I reckon you should stay away from this kind of topic.