Ah, the good ol' UKGC and their focus on player protection and making sure we all gamble responsibly, all the while permitting casinos to run slots at 90% at their choosing. A bit ironic, no?
This £2 cap has zero effect on the responsible gambling tools already in place. Someone who has a daily deposit limit of £500 will still deposit their £500, they're now just not permitted to win as much because the UKGC say so.
I think I was lucky enough one time aeons ago to bet at £4 a pop. My balance was £700 and I was withdrawing at £500 regardless of the outcome. Hit the bouns on Captain Venture and it stiffed me with an £80 odd win
The point is, even as a low roller £0.25-£0.40, I would like the opportunity to bet as much as I like with my own money if the day ever comes around again.
Honestly, they couldn't give a shit about the player. All of the regulations they have set out are designed to target casinos who breach their rules (Intentionally or inadvertently) so they can sanction said casinos with a fine.
I'd love to know what the UKGC do with the multi millions they rake in each year with the fines they dish out.
Greedy grubby industry from top to bottom.