Post Published: February 3, 2021
Author: Chlo

The UK Gambling Commission Announces New Changes Taking Effect From October 31st

The UK gambling commission announces new changes. Today we have an article talking all about new changes coming to all UK based online casinos. In the past, we have talked about casino news such as casino firms being fined for various failings. Today we talk about what the UK Gambling Commission has announced.

The UK Casino market has been hit hard multiple times over the years, with the rollout of new regulations and changes coming into place frequently. Some new changes are announced, then changed before the changes date due to backlash or reevaluating. The announcements we are talking about today are set to take effect from 31st October 2021, ordered by the UK Gambling Commission. Announced changes are as follows;

The UK Gambling Commission Announces New Changes Taking Effect From October 31st Casino Slots

Changes Announced

  • Online Casinos to slow down slot machines and remove any features allowing players to lose track of how much they are spending. There just be a gap of at least 2.5 seconds between spins and the ‘Auto Play’ option must be removed. Due to players not paying attention to how much they are losing.
  • Slots must not have positive sound effects or music playing when a player loses money. Due to these noises being ‘Disguised as wins‘ and tricking players into thinking of a positive outcome when the reality is they have lost money.
  • Removal of features that have the ‘Illusion of control‘, when are determined by a random outcome generator.
  • Removal of the option to ‘Reverse Withdrawals’ on all online casinos. Addition of a clear display to show a player’s total losses or wins and time played during online slots sessions.

These rules are applied to all online casinos which are based in Great Britain.

The evidence shows that these features increase the risk of harm to customers,” said the Gambling Commission chief executive, Neil McArthur.

Do you think these changes are a positive and help potential players at risk?