Online Slotting is well and truly over in the UK…

goatwack

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I'm used to years of DOA 1 not having any scatter reel build-ups, but just clumsily clinking into view. You'd get nearer the monitor waiting for that 3rd clink, and as you're turning back satisfied at the outcome, hearing a 4th clink would be an added joy most unexpected.

Getting all five is when you'd naturally cream your pants in disbelief
 

frogrest22

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Logged on to Sky Vegas tonight, many games gone, no more autoplay......

Persevered for an hour and got bored clicking.......

Went to roulette instead and lost my £200 deposit in minutes.......

Would have typically lasted a few hours on slots......

I am not sure this was UKGC's desired effect.
 

snorky510238

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Yep, online slotting for the UK has got progressively worse over the past 12 months. Like OP stated, it completely ruins DOA 2 and some (of the better games) have disappeared.

Counted up the other day and there is around 20 Casinos, that were accredited (or grey zone that I never had issues with), at which I can no longer play, for one reason or another.

Couple all this with lowering rtp and I think it’s just the right time to pack it all in. It’s gone to the dogs as far as I am concerned. :mad:
 

satchnz

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Ok I’m in Great Yarmouth for the weekend and just had a spin of a couple of familiar online slots at one of the amusement centres here (I’m a Kiwi who’s lived in the UK since March 2020 so the seaside amusement places are a novelty to me).

After playing Fishing Frenzy at 88% I’ve decided that online slots aren’t that bad after all. Lol…
 

judgenico

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Ok I’m in Great Yarmouth for the weekend and just had a spin of a couple of familiar online slots at one of the amusement centres here (I’m a Kiwi who’s lived in the UK since March 2020 so the seaside amusement places are a novelty to me).

After playing Fishing Frenzy at 88% I’ve decided that online slots aren’t that bad after all. Lol…
welcome to my neck of the woods im just down the road,my advice give the grosvenor a look slightly better rtp i think
 

goatwack

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Have had the 'chance' to resume slotting a few months back, seemingly I must have not got the memo.

Though given the diseased state of the industry, it's easy to see why someone would continue to abstain. Objectively speaking now, all I can see is the gradual demise of a once great hobby, dismantled and deconstructed by a regulator with a clear agenda to make the entire thing damnable.

Seemingly every week they slice off another element of the overall experience, whether it be delayed spins or no sounds on small wins :confused: :what:

It's clear to me these impositions are to render the games unplayable and render them ineffective. It's certainly not to promote Responsible Gambling into people's consciousness, given the disparities between online and land- based, or even your average high street.

And I can't abide by companies constantly axing popular titles on a whim and essentially 'directing' players towards these modern, High- Variance cockwomble games that no one asked for, at the expense of more 'gentle' & affordable slots. I mean if you're the UKGC, why not start there?

I also don't see other mediums constantly yanking titles. Most media's attainable in one format or another, whether it be brand new or old, yet with slotting, the consumer's shat on and fed slop.

So yeah, slotting is somewhat over in the UK. But I won't miss it, and I hope most players won't validate the UKGC's amateur prohibitions by funding these slots in their current state(s). Because maybe one day they'll see the error of their ways and restore what made slotting great once.

One can dream eh?
 

slot_zombie

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Goat summed it all up very eloquently. If it's not the complete hobbling of slots, it's trying to dodge around excessive RG measures, deal with "concerned emails" after reloading a small amount ONCE... having to click help to find out which slots have had their RTP reduced this week.. Or, in some cases, saying "bugger it all", and sneaking around Curacao with a bag of Bitcoin just to experience the games as they should be.

Might as well set up a new UK section for the forum called the "good old days", we can all swap screenshots of wildlines on Lost Island and reminisce about when the hobby was fun.
 

slot_zombie

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I had to add to this as I was actually on a UKGC Casino tonight (Platin). It was late, couldn't be arsed to buy any Crypto.

So me and a mate were trying to play with no autospin, first game Rise Of Merlin, well no dice because with autospin removed, you now have to click through the GAMBLE? prompt on every tiny win, as with all P n G slots with a gamble feature! Fail. Over to Moon Princess, clicking away in virtual silence as the winning combos reacted, formed wilds, and the wilds in turn reacted and exploded without so much as a peep. Completely ruined the feel of that game, too. BTG just unplayable due to the amount of spins required.

All the little "tells" (fast/slow spin) have gone from Netent and P 'n G, with the 2 second imposition all the spins are the same delay. Ok all the tells were only a bit of fun, but it's nice to know when a bonus is/isn't on the way.

Grim little timer at the top. with session win/loss. worked some of the time, and other times crashed out.

Won 100 quid but it was one of the most unenjoyable slot sessions I've ever had. Had to try it but it was actually worse than I feared, and my monthly slot budget will definitely be heading for sunnier shores from now on (as it has mostly been during 2021, to be fair).

We're all goin' on a summer holiday
No more clickin' for a week or two
Fun and laughter on a summer holiday
No more SOW for me or you
For a week or two

We're goin' where the fun is mighty
We're goin' where the RTP ain't blue
We've seen it in Curacao
Now let's see if it's true
 

danofthewibble

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I’ll be honest. Not bothered by the lack of auto-spin - I never used it, and rather suspect the majority didn’t either. We’re not representative here.

The lack of sounds on small wins is odd, and not consistently implemented, but not the end of the world.

I still play for fun, and really for me nowt’s changed.
 

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I had to add to this as I was actually on a UKGC Casino tonight (Platin). It was late, couldn't be arsed to buy any Crypto.

So me and a mate were trying to play with no autospin, first game Rise Of Merlin, well no dice because with autospin removed, you now have to click through the GAMBLE? prompt on every tiny win, as with all P n G slots with a gamble feature! Fail. Over to Moon Princess, clicking away in virtual silence as the winning combos reacted, formed wilds, and the wilds in turn reacted and exploded without so much as a peep. Completely ruined the feel of that game, too. BTG just unplayable due to the amount of spins required.

All the little "tells" (fast/slow spin) have gone from Netent and P 'n G, with the 2 second imposition all the spins are the same delay. Ok all the tells were only a bit of fun, but it's nice to know when a bonus is/isn't on the way.

Grim little timer at the top. with session win/loss. worked some of the time, and other times crashed out.

Won 100 quid but it was one of the most unenjoyable slot sessions I've ever had. Had to try it but it was actually worse than I feared, and my monthly slot budget will definitely be heading for sunnier shores from now on (as it has mostly been during 2021, to be fair).

We're all goin' on a summer holiday
No more clickin' for a week or two
Fun and laughter on a summer holiday
No more SOW for me or you
For a week or two

We're goin' where the fun is mighty
We're goin' where the RTP ain't blue
We've seen it in Curacao
Now let's see if it's true
LOL...
Give this to Bruce Springsteen (Santa Claus is Coming to Town)

SING ALONG!

You better stop playing
You better not try
You better not gamble
I'm telling you why
The UKGC is cracking down
They're making it hard,
They think it's a vice,
They're gonna make sure slotting's not nice
The UKGC is cracking down
They watch you when you're playing
And tell you it's for your own sake
They know if you've spent minutes or hours
So instead watch those streamers so fake
You better stop playing
You better not try
You better not gamble
I'm telling you why
'Cause the UKGC is cracking down
Oh let's go!
They watch you when you're playing
And tell you it's for your own sake
They know if you've spent minutes or hours
So instead watch those streamers so fake
You better not spend!
You better not spin
This had better all end,
We think gambling's a sin
The UKGC is cracking down
You better read a book!
You better go away and die
Your pleasure we have took,
With no good reason why
The UKGC is cracking
I mean the big fat commission with the press agenda
Is cracking down...
 

KasinoKing

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LOL...
Give this to Bruce Springsteen (Santa Claus is Coming to Town)

SING ALONG!

You better stop playing
You better not try
You better not gamble
I'm telling you why
The UKGC is cracking down
They're making it hard,
They think it's a vice,
They're gonna make sure slotting's not nice
The UKGC is cracking down
They watch you when you're playing
And tell you it's for your own sake
They know if you've spent minutes or hours
So instead watch those streamers so fake
You better stop playing
You better not try
You better not gamble
I'm telling you why
'Cause the UKGC is cracking down
Oh let's go!
They watch you when you're playing
And tell you it's for your own sake
They know if you've spent minutes or hours
So instead watch those streamers so fake
You better not spend!
You better not spin
This had better all end,
We think gambling's a sin
The UKGC is cracking down
You better read a book!
You better go away and die
Your pleasure we have took,
With no good reason why
The UKGC is cracking
I mean the big fat commission with the press agenda
Is cracking down...
I hope you don't want me to do another terrible Karaoke video... :eek:



Might as well take up another hobby, now that Greed and the UKGC have taken all the fun out of playing online - at least, at UK regulated casinos... :(

KK
 
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satchnz

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I wonder how long it will be until the UKGC reduce slots to non spinning reels where the symbols appear on screen immediately after the spin button is pressed. No music or animations, and no wins allowed under 10x, meaning you will have to spin many more times before getting a win on your bet.

All that these clowns are doing is driving £50 deposit per weekend, 20p a spin players like me away. I would have thought they wanted players like me without any gambling problems. Instead they are driving the non problem gamblers away, and driving the hardened gamblers to unregulated sites. The progress of clowns (aka the UKGC).
 

Mr_Slot5

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I wonder how long it will be until the UKGC reduce slots to non spinning reels where the symbols appear on screen immediately after the spin button is pressed. No music or animations, and no wins allowed under 10x, meaning you will have to spin many more times before getting a win on your bet.

All that these clowns are doing is driving £50 deposit per weekend, 20p a spin players like me away. I would have thought they wanted players like me without any gambling problems. Instead they are driving the non problem gamblers away, and driving the hardened gamblers to unregulated sites. The progress of clowns (aka the UKGC).
Yeah. Since autoplay removal I’ve actually not really had the desire to deposit and play. Just doesn’t feel the same experience at all and the desire to keep manually click click clicking on slots that can take 1000 spins to bonus is non existent.

Could set up auto clicker but what’s the point? That would mean I couldn’t be doing something else on the other monitor, therefore being completely anti social.

I do think we’re now at the point where the UKGC have crossed the line for many players…will be interesting to see how revenue falls as players go offshore.
 
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geordiecolin

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I think that it is quite romantic for Countries outside of the UKGC's jurisdiction to feel like they have dodged a bullet. The UK is just the pilot scheme that will eventually be rolled out everywhere soon enough.
 

Lemon

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This is just absolutely crap now 😫 It's like going to an orgy and only being allowed to kiss a fat bird.

Absolutely no joy or entertainment to be derived from these changes. I'm going to have to start playing blackjack again which I don't really want to do. Cheers UKGC 🖕
 

Jasminebed

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This is just absolutely crap now 😫 It's like going to an orgy and only being allowed to kiss a fat bird.

Absolutely no joy or entertainment to be derived from these changes. I'm going to have to start playing blackjack again which I don't really want to do. Cheers UKGC 🖕
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To be honest I also think that eventually more and more casinos will just get totally fed up that they have to keep implementing new changes for UK based players and also slot providers will also be feel the same way that they just decide to pull out of the UK market once and for all.

It will end up meaning that the UKGC will lose millions and millions. Would that actually make them reverse the stupid and crazy changes they have made? Or will they just be happy they have now finally tackled the wild west world of online gambling for UK players?

I mean if every single casino that had a UKGC license decided to just stop paying and leave the UK market. What would actually happen then? I would really really love to know. Would the UK be the new USA situation where we will be locked out of every casino apart from rogue outfits?
 

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I think that it is quite romantic for Countries outside of the UKGC's jurisdiction to feel like they have dodged a bullet. The UK is just the pilot scheme that will eventually be rolled out everywhere soon enough.
Why do you think that?
Its not like the rules are the same in different countries now, so why would that rule be any different?
 

CongoGB

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I’ll be honest. Not bothered by the lack of auto-spin - I never used it, and rather suspect the majority didn’t either. We’re not representative here.

The lack of sounds on small wins is odd, and not consistently implemented, but not the end of the world.

I still play for fun, and really for me nowt’s changed.
Basically this. Playing with auto-spin just never did it for me, plus I could never see the point/fun of leaving something on auto-spin and going off to do something else while it doesn't hit a bonus by itself.

Wasn't aware about the sounds thing, but I generally turn the sound off on games anyway, otherwise that really would drive me crazy!

I can understand why some here aren't happy with these changes though, but just wanted to point out that being angry about the changes isn't an overall consensus :)
 

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Basically this. Playing with auto-spin just never did it for me, plus I could never see the point/fun of leaving something on auto-spin and going off to do something else while it doesn't hit a bonus by itself.

Wasn't aware about the sounds thing, but I generally turn the sound off on games anyway, otherwise that really would drive me crazy!

I can understand why some here aren't happy with these changes though, but just wanted to point out that being angry about the changes isn't an overall consensus :)
Got to admit i can also survive without autoplay. Most times i play i dont use autoplay . It was handy putting on auto when going for a fag or something but it will not bother me too much.

As for changing sounds . I could not even tell you what most slots sounded like anyway. Just about every time i play sound is off now. I used to find sound on most slots bloody annoying and prefer just spinning away listening to something else. Besides if i had sound on everyone would know just how much time i spend playing them lol.
 
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goatwack

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I think the general gist here is that it's not just about one or two minor tweaks that may or may not ruin the overall experience. It's how the 'essence' of slotting is being reverse-engineered to make it less than the sum of its parts.

The UKGC are intent on neutering slotting and all its associated joys after years of being chided for their apparent indifference/ lack of action.

Whilst they've done some good, instead of fixating on company practices and industry- wide, long-term problems, they're now solely focussed on the software itself. Meanwhile, the real problems are overlooked and more porous than Swiss cheese.

So yes, Autospin removal isn't a deal-breaker, nor is the removal of minor win sounds. But I've yet to see their reasoning for removing them.....and it's that lack of transparency that leaves players puzzled.

We'll see how amenable the majority of players are when the UKGC excise more of these slots. One week Autospins, next week win sounds, week after colour palette limitations, week after that no intro cut-scenes on games , week after that theme 're-evaluations', week after that wins capped at 200x..........................
 

DreamRJ

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Well like I already said, it will just not be sustainable sooner rather than later if the UKGC continue their crazy rampage on UK slotting. Casinos and slot providers as I said before will just leave the UK market. I can assure you that it will happen if the UKGC continue this onslaught......

It will be at that point when the UK gambling community and casual gamblers will be angry and will have no choice but to turn to rogue casinos and risk never being paid because they have to use a VPN and lie about where they live and which country they live in just to be able to gamble.
 
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