Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The UK Gambling Commission imposed new restrictions on online casinos, including no more positive noises to disguise that the player actually lost

Guardian:

There will have to be a gap of at least 2.5 seconds in between spins, and firms will also have to remove “auto-play” options, where players can set the slot machine to spin on its own multiple times. This can lead to gamblers not paying attention to how much they are losing, the regulator said.

Slot machines will also be barred from playing positive-sounding noises or music when a player has lost money. The feature is part of a phenomenon known as “losses disguised as wins”, which tricks players into thinking they have enjoyed a positive outcome when they have actually lost, enticing them to bet more. 
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Despite the new curbs, gambling stocks were little changed on the stock market on Tuesday, indicating investors do not think the commission’s new rules will have a major impact on income.
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