In a move to make online casino games less intensive and safer, the Gambling Commission has announced new restrictions for the industry.
These restrictions include a permanent ban on features that speed up play or celebrate losses as wins and also include the introduction of limits on spin speeds. New restrictions, which need to be implemented by 31st October this year, means that operators must clearly display to the player their total losses or wins.
There has been concern over online slot games which are being designed to mimic real-life slot machines in betting shops and casinos.
The British public spent £2.2bn on online slot games in 2019, according to the Gambling Commission, and some estimates say the UK now accounts for 15% of these types of games.
According to the Gambling Commission, these slot games have by far the highest average losses per player of online gambling products.