Connect with us


The slot reforms implemented by the commission led to a decrease in the intensity of play



A recent evaluation of the GB Gambling Commission‘s reforms to slot products in 2021 has determined that the implemented safeguards have successfully led to a “reduced play intensity” without any harmful unintended effects.

The Gambling Commission implemented a set of slot reforms in October 2021 aimed at enhancing protections and controls for individuals who engage in gambling activities on this platform.

These reforms included the introduction of limits on the number of spins, a prohibition on features that accelerate gameplay or create an illusion of control, and the banning of autoplay. Furthermore, rules were established to prevent the use of sounds or visuals that suggest a win when the actual outcome is below the initial wager.

Additionally, operators were mandated to prominently display a player’s total losses and duration of play during each session.


The Commission specifically targeted online slots due to the presence of features that heightened the intensity of play and posed increased risks to players.

The Gambling Commission has implemented reforms to the rules governing slots

Following an analysis of the new regulations, the Gambling Commission reached several conclusions. The regulator acknowledged “some evidence” pointing to a decrease in play intensity in online slot products.

The Commission found “no evidence” suggesting that the reforms had a detrimental impact on the enjoyment of gamblers. Furthermore, it observed no noticeable increase in betting activity in response to the limit on spin speeds.

According to the regulator, “The report demonstrates that despite the cap on maximum spin speed, there was a decrease in the proportion of high-value stakes in the months following the changes, and the proportion of sessions lasting over an hour also decreased. Overall, overall engagement with slots increased during the same period.”


The Commission also noted a decline in simultaneous gambling on multiple games or tabs, as per survey results.

To assess the impact of the reforms, the Commission relied on various sources, including its Online Tracker survey and the quarterly gambling prevalence telephone survey.

Tim Miller, Director for Policy and Research, commented,

“Our assessment of the changes to online slots games has shown indications of reduced play intensity with no significant negative impacts on play or behaviors. While this is positive, we remain vigilant and will continue monitoring this particular sector for any unintended consequences or non-compliance.”


Jerome, a valuable addition to the Gamingo.News team, brings with him extensive journalistic experience in the iGaming sector. His interest in the industry was sparked during his college years when he participated in local poker tournaments, eventually leading to his exposure to the burgeoning world of online poker and casino rooms. Jerome now utilizes his accumulated knowledge to fuel his passion for journalism, providing the team with the latest online scoops.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Gamingo.News stands as a premier digital destination dedicated to delivering top-tier news and insights in the gaming and gambling industry. This specialized media outlet garners the attention of over 120,000 readers each month, providing them with engaging content, current news, and in-depth analyses.
The platform offers extensive coverage of various facets of the gaming world, including both online and brick-and-mortar gaming, wagering, esports, updates on regulations and compliance, as well as technological innovations. Regular content includes daily news stories, press releases, unique interviews, and comprehensive reports on events.
Moreover, Gamingo.News organizes webinars pertinent to the industry and offers detailed reports, establishing itself as a comprehensive information source for those interested in learning about gaming market operators, suppliers, regulators, and professional services. The portal's main objective is to keep its large audience informed about the latest news, trends, and developments in the gaming and gambling sectors. It focuses particularly on the European igaming market but also covers significant global news, proving to be an invaluable tool for gaming professionals, operators, and enthusiasts.

For inquiries, reach out at:

For editorial or PR submissions, contact:

Copyright © 2024 Gamingo.News.