UKGC to Implement Slot Restrictions

The UK Gambling Commission announced this week that they're adding a series of new rules for slot machines in the country designed to protect punters.

The regulator will require slots to set limits on slot speeds, and a ban will be implemented to celebrate losses as wins. An example of this would be betting £1 and getting a return of 61p. The regulator said that the rules will apply to both land slots and online slots, and is aimed at letting players have more control over betting.

Operators will also have to display a player's losses or wins on the game during their session, as well as time played. Reverse withdrawals will also be banned permanently for online gaming.

Commenting on the changes UK Minister for Sports, Tourism and Heritage Nigel Huddleston said, "Today's steps will help curb the intensity of online gambling, introducing greater protections that will reduce the risk of gambling related harm."

"I welcome the Gambling Commission's tough measures as we continue our comprehensive review of gambling laws to make sure they're fit for the digital age."

These rule changes will be mandatory by October 31st, 2021.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
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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3 February 2021 - 11:11pm
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UKGC already has implemented many big measures, including no bonus buy options. This one so far I don't really understand and I can definitely see many UK casinos leaving their market.

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3 February 2021 - 11:52pm
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This will be controversial no doubt. But it mostly sounds sensible to me.

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Reverse withdrawals will also be banned permanently for online gaming.

Hallelujah. About time too.

The problem will be that they have no jurisdiction over all the unregulated and rogue casinos that will be happy to accommodate players that don't like these changes. And as we see here on the forums every week, that just leads to more people being ripped off.

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6 February 2021 - 8:28pm
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Completely agree regarding both things you said. There shouldn't be option to reverse withdrawals, it shouldn't be an option for any casino in my opinion. And agree that unfortunately I'm also sure that there will be more rogue, unlicensed casinos for the UK market.

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