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BGC to limit slot features and speeds

By Gavin Dank - Contributor
3 weeks ago

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has unveiled its new code of conduct for the design of online games, which will be introduced at the end of the month. According to the new code, all BGC members will implement limits on the speed of slot spins and ban certain features that are thought to encourage intensive play.

Major changes for slot games

Under the new regulation, turbo play, a feature that allows players to speed up games, will no longer be available. Spins speed will be limited to 2.5 seconds per spin, and multi-slot play, which enables individuals to wager on more than one game, will be banned for good.

“I’m sure that our members will embrace this approach and commit to its objective of improving player safety,” said BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher.

“And as we prepare for the forthcoming Gambling Review, it is further evidence of our industry’s commitment to improving standards – unlike the completely unregulated black market.”

Gaming software companies will also have to execute the new set of rules, as the BGC said that the code of conduct has been designed to ensure safety principles are fully implemented before a slot game enters the market.