Greece Will Place Limits on Slot Advertising, Design

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Online slots will be regulated more heavily within Greece, as rules will halt ads promoting the games and rules lengthening game spin times are going to be implemented.

The country's gaming regulator will place the restrictions on RNG style games and incorporate a max stake of €2 per spin and have a three second minimum between spins. All casino games, not just slots, will also face a maximum prize of €70,000 in order to keep punters from feeling too enamored. Additional gambling marketing rules will be to avoid targeting minors, including by using characters who appear to be minors.

Greece is in an interesting spot, as the country often finds itself to be cash-strapped, and they've been using gambling revenues as a way to pay for various programs. Still, it's good to see that they're taking player safety seriously, even if some of the country's social programs rely on players putting money into the slots.

Other changes in law will require operators to put up €3 million for an online betting license if they're going to be offering games. Self-exclusion policies will also be required, letting punters opt out of playing and marketing if they deem it necessary.

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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.