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Your Input Please UKGC To Ban Alcohol on Slots

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by dunover, Apr 1, 2018.

    Apr 1, 2018
  1. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    From May 1 2018 casinos will not be able to provide UK players any slots with repesentations of alcohol in the graphics or game artwork. This is due to research suggesting a significant proportion of problem and irresponsible gambling occurs when players are under the influence of alcohol. Further evidence from Australia seems to compound that this is indeed the case and the UKGC feels compelled to head off this latest negative piece of news regarding the online gaming industry.

    The UKGC's head of Social Responsibility, Sam Booker commented:

    "We are seeing casino and slot developers creating an ever-increasing amount of games featuring pints of Guinness and lager along with both glasses and bottles of wine and champagne and don't feel that this encourages responsible usage of their product. Both this fact and ongoing research have led us to action a ban which we believe to be in the wider interests of the general public."

    Meanwhile some casino providers have reacted with either fury or ridicule to what they perceive to be another attack on their industry:

    Padraig Mead, PR Manager for Paddy Power said "This is utterly ridiculous! Two of life's great pleasures, beer and gambling, must now be ringfenced separately. It makes me wonder what's to come next from these meddling commissions - banning gambling after sex? Banning sex after drinking? It's nannyism gone mad."

    Gambling addiction organizations were far more welcoming however:

    "It's quite appropriate to take these measures given our experiences of clients who have related to us stories of betting excessively while under the influence of alcohol"
    stated Aref Salmanazar, spokesman for Gamcare UK.


    So make the most of your Wild Champagne feature while it lasts peeps!
     
  2. Apr 1, 2018
  3. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

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    Yeah, it makes perfect sense. Whenever I see those whiskey glasses on DOA I immediately run to the off- license and stock up on the good stuff :what:

    Actually, come to think of it.....what will happen to those symbols?

    Replace them with horses?
     
  4. Apr 1, 2018
  5. PaaskeDenmark

    PaaskeDenmark Always think positive CAG PABnoaccred webmeister

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    April foooooooools :-D
     
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  6. Apr 1, 2018
  7. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

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    Oh bugger

    :laugh:

    The bastard does this every year :laugh:
     
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  8. Apr 1, 2018
  9. PaaskeDenmark

    PaaskeDenmark Always think positive CAG PABnoaccred webmeister

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    This one was actually really good feom Dunover i think lots one here will believe it with all the crap lately :)

    Should i edit my post and remove the spoiler up to you Sirs :-D
     
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  10. Apr 1, 2018
  11. Mouche12

    Mouche12 Kitty Lover PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABnoaccred

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    You got me... :D:D Cheers! :cheers:
     
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  12. Apr 1, 2018
  13. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

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    Might as well. Just so I can save face :oops:
     
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  14. Apr 1, 2018
  15. Boris85

    Boris85 Full Member

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    what a boost for online gambling!!! Cheers! :cheers:
     
  16. Apr 1, 2018
  17. Sonict

    Sonict Meister Minion MM

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    No link, no Proof! To be fair, the story was pretty convincing so I can say I did fall for it before I figured it out. :)
     
  18. Apr 1, 2018
  19. dave1888

    dave1888 Meister Member PABnononaccred2 mm1

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    Knew it was an April fools right away. Been looking at various wind ups for last few mins...Good one but no dice Dunover!
     
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  20. Apr 1, 2018
  21. Betreels Casino

    Betreels Casino Online Gaming Affiliate Manager

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    Got me good... I read it and thought: "Not another change" :lolup:
     
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  22. Apr 1, 2018
  23. Tirilej

    Tirilej On a Break

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    Well done Dunny. You got me too:oops::thumbsup:
     
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  25. brianleeporter

    brianleeporter Experienced Member

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    Haha think he’s got everyone reading this!
     
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  26. Apr 1, 2018
  27. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    I just hope the people at UKGC don't see this thread - I might give them another crack-pot idea that they actually DO decide to implement :eek:

    KK
     
  28. Apr 1, 2018
  29. mcgameboy

    mcgameboy Screenieholic & Essayist mm2

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    Padraig Mead.....LOL
     
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  30. Apr 1, 2018
  31. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK mmawardee CAG mm1

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    You had me fooled up to "Mead" and "banning gambling after sex". :D
     
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  32. Apr 1, 2018
  33. gottoslot

    gottoslot Newbie member

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    haha I wish this thread would have lasted like 8 pages before the smart people found out it was a joke.. good one! :cheers:
     
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  34. Apr 1, 2018
  35. mcgameboy

    mcgameboy Screenieholic & Essayist mm2

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    I'm just waiting to see who starts the April Winners Screenshot thread with a screen full of pyramids (117,649 ways) on Queen Of Riches....
     
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  36. Apr 1, 2018
  37. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    Yes, you got the 'Mead' one - but come on! 'Sam Booker' (sambucca)? 'Aref Salmanazar'? (Salmanazar is a champagne bottle size like a Jeroboam and Balthazar for the more esoterically-minded!)
     
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  38. Apr 1, 2018
  39. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

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    I did skimp on the names but something seemed 'amiss' :D Somehow though it wouldn't have surprised many round here, the way the UKGC is going :p

    This is what happens when I take my 'sceptical' hat off :cheers:
     
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