Ontario Bans Slot Autoplay

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iGaming Ontario, the province's new online betting regulator, announced this week that they're going to be banning autoplay features in slots as they work to push forth new rules for online gaming.

Right now there's only one authorized betting site in Ontario, which is run by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. That's slated to change though, as the government is working to add new rules and open the market to third-party operators. The first major rule change will be that autoplay for slot machines will be banned, with a 2.5-second interval in between games.

The government also wants players to actively opt-in for each wager, with the new rules stating: "A player should commit to each game individually, releasing and then depressing the 'start button' or taking equivalent action."

Additional rule changes are incoming, and we'll be updating readers as they come in. Canada allows individual provinces to regulate online betting, and there has recently been moves to legalize single-event sportsbetting, opening the country up like their neighbors to the south.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.