UK Regulation - Has It Affected You (Poll)?

What is your opinion on recent UKgambling regulation relating to your ONLINE gambling experience?

  • Overall it has had a positive impact on my online experience but more is required

  • Overall it has had a positive impact on my experience but is in danger of overstepping the mark

  • Overall it has had a negative impact on my gambling experience

  • I have not noticed any significant impact on my gambling experience

  • No opinion


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Simmo!

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This poll is for players only and only for those living in the UK. As such it is not an anonymous poll as we want to ensure we don't have operators or non-UK residents skewing the results.
 

brianmon

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Apart from limiting the number of autospins, which is hardly a 'significant impact'. It hasn't really affected me.

When I sign up to a new casino, I'm as good as verified now.

The RG tools at licensed casinos, are more comprehensive and compulsory .

Other players have been affected with the dreaded SOW requests. But that seems to be more down to the misinterpretation/misuse of the rules by, mainly, Maltese casinos. plus those rules aren't just UKGC, they're EU. So will be coming to the MGA, soon, if they aren't already in place.

If I take a bonus, my cash is no longer tied to wagering.

Although bonuses are becoming rarer, this is more likely down to the level of taxation, than UKGC rules.

It seems like most of the complaining is coming from the casinos themselves, who can't now operate like they did in the 'wild west' days, getting away with what they wanted, and making the rules up as they went along. And from non-UK players, who aren't even affected. It reminds me of those people, who get offended on behalf of someone else.
 

bruinsdude

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Well, I am not in the UK, however I am still impacted. Some servers that are UK AND Canada facing will enforce some rules intended for the UK market to me vicariously through the settings. Things like AutoSpin and clicking STOP are disabled, for starters. There are other things too I am forgetting, but I did notice right away once UK regulations went into effect. Roxy Palace/32 Red was the first, but even now at Trada, we cannot have the auto stop or autospins without putting in an IF BET DECREASES BY enforced because of where the server is. EDIT: PROVIDER SPECIFIC. IE DOA2
 

brianmon

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Well, I am not in the UK, however I am still impacted. Some servers that are UK AND Canada facing will enforce some rules intended for the UK market to me vicariously through the settings. Things like AutoSpin and clicking STOP are disabled, for starters. There are other things too I am forgetting, but I did notice right away once UK regulations went into effect. Roxy Palace/32 Red was the first, but even now at Trada, we cannot have the auto stop or autospins without putting in an IF BET DECREASES BY enforced because of where the server is.
Trada have always had quickspin and 'manual' stop disabled
 

bruinsdude

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Trada have always had quickspin and 'manual' stop disabled
Really? Am new there, just assumed it was UK regulation. Wonder if it falls more under the "responsible gaming" umbrella and they are just taking the initiative. Cause other providers ie Quickspin, it does work. DOA2 at any other number of casinos you can stop the reels, so is it Casino or Providers that choose?
 

bruinsdude

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Not that I am in a rush to lose my money or anything....hehe. It's the OCD in me I guess, Stop the reels 8 times, then 25 autospins, rinse repeat recycle... Am I the only one who has these types of insane Patterns they employ?
 

dunover

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Little difference IMO. We've been used to nannyism for a while regarding autoplay anyway and withdrawals seem to be done to the same timescales as before. The only negative is more on a macro scale - the number of casinos we have available is diminishing daily it seems.
 

bruinsdude

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Agreed Dunover, thankfully there are enough solid ones to get us by. Not like the days when 72 Casino Rewards branded casinos was considered ample selection. :) The industry is now riddled with responsible gaming restrictions/changes that I am not fond of, but I do in a sense support the end result. Gaming was problematic for a time, and if the tools had been in place that are now...perhaps I would not have gone through that dark time.
 

pinnit2014

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Really? Am new there, just assumed it was UK regulation. Wonder if it falls more under the "responsible gaming" umbrella and they are just taking the initiative. Cause other providers ie Quickspin, it does work. DOA2 at any other number of casinos you can stop the reels, so is it Casino or Providers that choose?
Because of the Alderney licensing i think. BGO is the same.
 

goatwack

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No discernible difference as of yet. The Auto-spins manoeuvre was just wank and hasn't done anything other than annoy.

Bonuses are pretty much dead across the board (whatever happened to 'Fair Spins') and I haven't been harried to provided any SoW, mainly because they'll find I have none.

As for signing up, I don't know because I don't join new casinos, no siree. But it is a good thing that's been implemented in regards to pre-deposit verification etc :cool:
 

KasinoKing

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I voted "negative" because of the large number of casinos I liked playing which have been forced to leave the UK market.

The most recent of which, Vera & John, is a massive blow to me as it has been my best casino to play at for a couple of years... :mad:

KK
 

Jono777

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Massive impact IMO

New tax regulations mean less (or even zero) bonus and FS offers and less choice of where to play as the smaller operators are either being forced to pull out or even close completely, sad times :(
 

Jono777

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Same with Jonno - I always liked to play woth a bonus. Those days are no more.
Over a year now, maybe even two without a single bonus.

Don't think I'd ever go back though now, sure I bust out a lot quicker than days gone by but at least when those rare wonder hits do land, I'm no long slugging away losing it all back trying to beat WR :)
 

brianmon

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Massive impact IMO

New tax regulations mean less (or even zero) bonus and FS offers and less choice of where to play as the smaller operators are either being forced to pull out or even close completely, sad times :(
Can't have made a 'Massive impact' on you. If you don't take bonuses now, anyway, lol
 

Jono777

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Can't have made a 'Massive impact' on you. If you don't take bonuses now, anyway, lol
Poor wording maybe lol

It is a massive impact in that playing since 2003, my play style has had to have a total overhaul, play time vastly reduced, no choice where to play really where I used to have 5-6 regular places, now just one.

Also the associated perks, just look at the cut backs VS have made, blue wheel now for win 10,000 times in DoA which usually results in a useless battle ticket, used to be 100+200 FS in the same game, that's just the tip of the iceberg :p
 

brianmon

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Poor wording maybe lol

It is a massive impact in that playing since 2003, my play style has had to have a total overhaul, play time vastly reduced, no choice where to play really where I used to have 5-6 regular places, now just one.

Also the associated perks, just look at the cut backs VS have made, blue wheel now for win 10,000 times in DoA which usually results in a useless battle ticket, used to be 100+200 FS in the same game, that's just the tip of the iceberg :p
well I can't say I've lost anywhere to play at.
Is it not just down to your 'level 21' obsession, that you're only playing at one casino? lol :)
You've already said that VS have cut the perks to the bone.
( I remember when completing the DOA trophies, gave you 100 spins at 90p. I think they'd forgotten to set the stake, and it was just playing at default, because it did drop to 9p after a while)

You be better off playing at some where like Novibet. Because the amount you're wagering to reach level 21 at VS, you'd probably have a grand in cashback, the way Novibet works

I'm finding that playing with a bonus, is safer than it's ever been.
In fact, considering that they're all parachute, there's little reason not to take one.
Play your cash first, then you've got a second chance, if you lose it.
Most sites now lock-out any excluded games, and Quite a few have a max bet setting in RG
 

johnnymcc1966

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I am a deposit bonus user so yes it's been massive to me. There could be an argument for its killing off the fact there are far too many casinos but equally if the same casinos survive and dominate the market then there is no genuine competition for the customer.
 

Jono777

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Yup, you got it, once I (finally) get lvl 21 - I will start to 'shop around' a bit more.

I have had a couple of bonus offers each month but not over keen on them.

*Casumo - 50%, 60%, 80% - However 30xD+B no thanks lol
*Leo Vegas (previously the best bonus system out there IMO) but now, wager cash 35x THEN bonus credits, whats the point, you'll bust out 9/10 with no upfront bonus as a back up.
*Caddell - Bonus banned across the board not once but TWICE lol, their system was also great IMO.
32 Red - loyal for years and expanding their offerings of late but 5% - 10% offers are all I get :(
Guts - Once again loyal for years but I do not trust their new management one bit
MT Secure - Have the feeling they have no idea how to interpret the new UKGC rules so decided to stay away 'just in case' as although I could easily do so, I don't feel I should have to provide SoW.
L&L - Now these guys do send offers worth taking and this is where I will be heading once that purple wheel has been spun, I'll also stick with VS as a 'cash only' site but these will be mostly my main 2 places.
 

pinnit2014

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Places like Mongoose still fire out depo offers twice, sometimes three times a week, as Brian said, by the time you reach level 21 (which isn't really that great tbh), you'll have more wager free cash back ;)

Still a few places offering decent perks if you seek em out :)

To be fair to casumo; you can cash out anytime but forfeit the split: i quite like theirs

Energy also offer weekly ones as well.
 

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