KALLING ALL KARENS: PLAYOJO OFFER UNFAIRLY DERIDED MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN £14 TO CHANGE NAME

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PlayOJO, the fair online casino, has today announced they are giving UK residents called Karen, the opportunity to claim £14 casino credit, which they can redeem to change their name by deed poll.

This announcement comes in the wake of research conducted by the online casino, in which they found that 62 per cent of Brits associated the name Karen with personality traits such as entitlement and obnoxiousness. 

What originally started out as a playful meme, has led to wide-spread unfair hostility towards people called Karen, who now face being stereotyped as middle-aged white women who demand to “speak to the manager” and belittle service industry workers, following a recent spate of viral videos. 

The survey by PlayOJO into ‘Karen culture’ found almost one in five 16-24-year olds in the UK would feel uneasy about entering into a relationship if their partner’s mother was called Karen.

It is not just the children of the digital age who have been impacted by Karen culture, as almost two thirds (60 per cent) of 40-54-year olds claim they would avoid naming a child Karen, due to the negative connotations that currently surround the name.

In the spirit of fairness, PlayOJO, who are challenging the UK casino market by being transparent, has responded by offering £14 credit to all Karens on their website, in a bid to boost their mojo, following the campaign of hostility directed towards people with the name in recent months. 

The £14 credit equates to the exact cost of changing a name on deed poll and it can be used to play one of thousands of games on PlayOJO.com.

In order to claim the £14 credit, Karens must register on site at PlayOJO.com, where they will complete an ID check. Once approved, the credit will be registered to their PlayOJO account. Full T&Cs can be found here www.playojo.com/blog/karen/

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