In this edition of casino news of the week, we look at the UKGC’s new series of proposals aimed at redesigning online slots. We also bring you up to speed on the best new slots of the week!
UKGC seeks public consultation on online slot design
This week, The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has initiated a public consultation into slot design. The commission has outlined multiple new proposals that are designed to protect the players. The proposals include removing the ability to reverse withdrawals and implementing a minimum time limit per game round. If the proposals are approved, it could mean that slot providers are required to remove quick spins and stop spins features from their slots.
The UKGC released a statement saying: “We know that the success of many technology companies, digital content creators and gaming machine games designers depends on their ability to establish and maintain the engagement of their consumers on their web, mobile apps and – in premises – gaming machines. We also know that speed of play, frequency of betting opportunities, as well as other factors on offer to players can increase addiction and risk of harm. The proposed changes outlined within this document will help to mitigate these risks for slots players.”
In the past, the UKGC has banned credit cards and bonus buy features, and it looks like the quick spin feature in slots and the ability to reverse withdrawals could be next.
Top new slots of the week
Looking to play something new? We at Casinos in UK have rounded up the best upcoming slots for July. This week, you can check out the latest slots from popular game providers like Play’n GO, Yggdrasil Gaming and Pragmatic Play!
Gold Volcano (Play’n GO)
Gold Volcano is the latest grid slot from the Swedish game studio Play’n GO. The game promises tons of unique features, including a Volcano feature that can trigger on any spin. If you love grid slots like Wild Frames and Reactoonz, be sure to check out Gold Volcano!
Vault of Fortune (Yggdrasil)
Yggdrasil has been pumping out great slots this year, and Vault of Fortune looks to be a blast to play. Each win increases your multiplier, and it’s possible to chain together multiple wins in one spin. Three scatters trigger a free spins bonus with progressive multipliers and stacked wild reels.
Street Races (Pragmatic Play)
The last slot we want to highlight is Street Races, an action-packed video slot by Pragmatic Play. The game takes place in Las Vegas, and your aim is to outrace the other drivers by collecting scatters along the way. Street Races launches later this week!