What are the UKGC regulations on autoplay?
I know there's a maximum of 100 spins. But what about loss limits?
The latest MGS HTML5 makeovers have totally unusable loss limit settings
There are 6 preset amounts - £100, £250, £500, £1000, £2500, £10000, £100 being the lowest amount
These are fixed amounts, regardless of the stake.
Is this 'legal'?
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The rules are as follows:
RTS 8 – Auto-play functionality
RTS aim 8
To ensure that the customer is still in control of the gambling where auto-play functionality is provided and to minimise the risk that the functionality disadvantages a customer or that auto-play or other strategy advice is misleading.
RTS requirement 8A
The gambling system must provide easily accessible facilities that:
a. make available the following three controls, each of which stops auto-play functionality when it is triggered-
i. ‘loss limit’, ie where the player selects an option to not lose more than X from their
starting balance, where X is an amount that can be selected by the player. A ‘loss’ in
this context equates to accumulated auto-play bets minus accumulated auto-play
ii. ‘single win limit’ ie single win greater than Y where Y is an amount that can be
selected by the player and
iii. ‘jackpot win’ (where applicable).
b. require auto-play to be implemented in such a way that each time a customer chooses to use auto-play they must select the stake, the number of auto-play gambles and at least the first of the above three controls.
The number of auto-play gambles must not exceed 100 in one batch. During auto-play the customer must be able to stop the auto-play regardless of how many auto-play gambles they initially chose or how many remain.
RTS implementation guidance 8A
a. Auto-play should not override any of the display requirements (for example, the result of each gamble must be displayed for a reasonable length of time before the next gamble commences, as set out in RTS 7E).
RTS requirement 8B
In relation to skill and chance games, strategy advice and auto-play functionality must be fair, not misleading and must not represent a poor choice.
RTS implementation guidance 8B
In implementing this control, the following should be considered, where appropriate:
i. if there is a standard strategy, for example, for well-known games like blackjack, the
standard strategy should be used
ii. strategies or auto-play should (theoretically) produce at least the average Return to Player (RTP) for the game over time.