Dutch gaming regulator points autoplay warning

The Dutch playing authority, Gaming Authorityhas issued a reminder, in addition to a warning, to on-line on line casino licence holders relating to the provide of autoplay functionalities.

This, the regulator says, follows a participant reporting that it was attainable to play utilising such a technique by way of on-line playing machines of 1 unnamed operator. Providing types of automated play on gaming machines is prohibited inside the area.

The report elaborated to say {that a} participant may purchase a number of ‘spins’ which had been robotically performed one after the opposite after beginning. So long as there was nonetheless ‘spin credit score’, a recreation was began repeatedly

Following receipt of the report, analysis was carried out by the Ksa which confirmed that this was certainly the case by way of a minimum of three on-line playing machines.

“A participant should make a acutely aware alternative for every subsequent recreation to proceed taking part in,” a reminder issued by the regulator said.

“From the viewpoint of client safety and the danger of (the event of) playing dependancy, types of automated play (autoplay) at on-line playing machines are prohibited. On this type of play, the participant now not consciously chooses the following recreation and loses management.”

Subsequently, the licence holder disabled the characteristic. Had this not occured, the Ksa may impose a stop and desist order as much as a most of €300,000. The licence holder subsequently eliminated all on-line gaming machines with types of automated play from its vary. The Ksa provides that it’s going to additionally test different on-line casinos for autoplay.