Safer online slot machines after UKGC sends warning

Safer online slot machines after UKGC sends warning

Published on 11/02/2020

Some days ago I was contacted by 2 UK licensed online casinos regarding the compliance to promote gambling related stuff on the pages. This usually means that some penalties from the UK Gambling commission have been "awarded" or just a warning.

I went to check and was indeed right. As earlier last year UKGC have ruled out, the buy in features are no more allowed to be part of the slot machines gaming. In the case you are not sure what it is about, let me explain. Let's say you are playing some slot machine and for 20 minutes you are just spinning and hoping to hit the symbols that get you to the bonus, free spins or jackpot feature. If you are not patient enough, there is a shortcut. You can buy the feature to play for the jackpot or what ever.

What UKGC found

6 UK gambling operators have been caught to offer the buy in option and in one case the prize for the bonus was reaching £3,000. Luckily for the operators, this time they could ran away with warning only. After the contact and kind reminder of the Commission, all operators removed the games and features immediately. As a result, the slot gambling became safer again and UKGC did not push it over the limits - at least this time.

Cheers

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