UKGC - Max Bet Button

TheSchwad

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With all the horrendous, and few good (gameplay stats) safer gambling implementations the UKGC have enforced, they still allow the max bet button to persist right next to the spin button on many providers?

Yesterday with £24 left in the balance playing 20p a spin I accidentally click it, and tonight with £136 balance, again playing 20p a spin, missus rings so put auto-clicker on, glance at the screen to see insufficient funds message (probably 20 seconds later).

I'm content to click one spin at a time, but they must've known that removing autoplay would make most players resort to other/auto clicker means, especially with the low bonus frequency (plus harsh and boring base gameplay) on most newer games, and therefore when distracted or going to the toilet (plus with every second and spin counting due to limited playtime at alot of sites) other means would be used. Their combined safer gambling functions have actually made it more dangerous.

I'm not gonna get tilted and am content/expect to lose my deposits majority of the time (I wouldn't deposit otherwise) but tonight especially, I've been robbed of a few hours of entertainment (500x stake original deposit) and the past two days I've lost £120 for 6 spins the I did not intend to make. Coincidentally, the large stake spins made in error never win, I wouldn't have complained if a big win or bonus rolled in but typically this never happens.

How can the UKGC take aim at elements of gambling that do not protect the player yet ignore those; mainly pointless functions (what % of players actually find the Max Bet button useful); that do affect their safer gameplay, yeah I should've been more careful, but the Max Bet option shouldn't exist in the first place. If I order a pint from the bar, I don't also receive a pint of poison right next to it.
 

Mr_Slot5

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The UKGC have been repeatedly grilled by forum members on here for passing a regulation for the removal of auto spin. The general feeling is it's the most brainless thing they have ever done and this is just a consequence of it unfortunately...just one of many consequences of removing the auto play function. Another one is lack of being able to keep track of how many spins you've put through the slot and also a lack of being able to set a loss limit per arbitrary number of auto spins. It really is one big farce.

The thing is, there will undoubtedly be people who are part of the UKGC scouring this forum so they will be well aware of the general feeling of UK players who post here and add valuable input. Perhaps when they they do their 'fieldwork' they could canvass opinion from people like us and the wider gambling community rather than the (much) smaller pool of problem gamblers that they seem completely fixated with and who they appear to be basing their regulation around.
 

satchnz

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@TheSchwad mate I did this recently with a max bet fuck up to the tune of £50 for the one spin, where I’m otherwise a 20p per spin player! I know how bad it hurts. But I also see a little humour in your situation, something that I did not see in mine. It’s like when someone else gets hit in the nuts… 🤣
 

Mr_Slot5

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the worst is when it’s happened to me in past i’m never jammy enough to hit a large win it’s always a dead fucking spin 🙄
I did it once, not with the max bet button granted, but I somehow managed to feck up the bet settings on BOD. Set it to £6 a spin when I wanted 30p I think. Hit bonus on first spin! Wasn't the best win at 50x but certainly boosted my meagre bankroll :laugh:
 

TheSchwad

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I did it once, not with the max bet button granted, but I somehow managed to feck up the bet settings on BOD. Set it to £6 a spin when I wanted 30p I think. Hit bonus on first spin! Wasn't the best win at 50x but certainly boosted my meagre bankroll :laugh:
I've had it happen a few times and get the bonus, also on BOD playing 1 line (£2.50) but never to the tune of £20, and typically the bonus is always shit.
 

TheSchwad

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@TheSchwad mate I did this recently with a max bet fuck up to the tune of £50 for the one spin, where I’m otherwise a 20p per spin player! I know how bad it hurts. But I also see a little humour in your situation, something that I did not see in mine. It’s like when someone else gets hit in the nuts… 🤣
It's just disgusting, mine was 100 times stake increase but Jesus Christ 20p to £50 is insane, the casino must know it's a mistake. I'm not even trying to claim it back as know what the casino's answer would be and I'd have been buzzing if I hit big, even 10x.

The money loss didn't irk me but the loss of entertainment last night did, cos fuck was I depositing again, so had to entertain myself in other ways :eek2:
 

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