German Slots Could Have €1 Per Spin Limit

German lawmakers are working to regulate casino gambling within their country, and it's being reported that the current draft legislation includes a €1 per spin limit on slot machines.

The limit is just one of several regulations proposed for slot machines, including no jackpots being provided to lure players in. Games must also last at least five seconds per bet, and no autoplay function will be allowed. This could cause developers to have to change their games at base levels, and will no doubt limit the revenue potential for operators, at least when compared to other markets.

The draft bill is known officially as Glücksspielneuregulierungsstaatsvertrag and is being discussed among lawmakers from various states at this time. In addition to slots, the bill would also regulate table games and online betting. The current draft would let each state develop their own online betting rules, but a limit of three licenses per state would be introduced.

The bill continues to be negotiated and debated, and it appears that it's a long time before we can expect to see any meaningful progress. Of course, we'll keep readers updated as we learn more.

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Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.
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23 January 2020 - 6:37pm
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German lawmakers are working to regulate casino gambling within their country, and it's being reported that the current draft legislation includes a €1 per spin limit on slot machines.

The limit is just one of several regulations proposed for slot machines, including no jackpots being provided to lure players in. Games must also last at least five seconds per bet, and no autoplay function will be allowed.

Wow, that would be quite a significant changes...not sure how the local players will react to that but I understand they would make it as a measure of precaution to the gambling addiction ...but it could have otther effect as well...the casinos setting games to be even more tight to overcome their losses so that means more losings for the regular punters in my opinion.

And let's not forget the jackpots are the attractive reason for many players to get involved at all...I'm curious about vomvom's opinion of all that as a German.

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