Penn National Gaming to Test Slot Commitment Technology

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In May Penn National Gaming in Massachusetts will launch a new feature that will offer players the chance to pre-commit to a set betting limit before playing, with the goal of cutting back on problem gambling.

The feature will go live at the group's Plainridge Park Casino, and will see players given the option to set a bet limit, which will see notes pop up as they hit 50%, 75%, and 100% of their set limit. The feature will not stop players from playing once they exceed the limit though, and merely serves as a way for players to see how much they have wagered.

This sort of technology has been placed in casinos throughout the world, where regulators claim only partial effectiveness. If the feature is a success in Massachusetts though, all future casinos will be forced to implement it into their slot games.

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24 March 2016 - 12:15am

Yeah it's a wise decision for all punters to set their betting limits before start playing because after that it's very tough for the players to control themselves and the size of the bets, although must admit I've never do that and sometimes deeply regretting subsequently.