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At the end of the day, the best move is always to not gamble because in the long run you'll benefit from it. Always a big decision to make but after about 3 months you'll think 'why did i not do this earlier'. Key then is to stay off the slots and not think that you can eventually return. Like giving up cigs or booze or anything, just distance yourself from it and find something else hobby wise to do when you get bored. Eventually you'll subconscious mind will retrain your brain so that the itch is no longer there.
It will suck in the short term but will be good in the ling term. Get an online savings account that has a time delay on withdrawing your money and when you feel like playing put £20 in it. When you see that build up you'll start to feel the benefit.
Well done otherwise.
Wow. If you never requested to self exclude via their site(s) or Gamstop then that's a big technical error on their part. Why they are asking you to sign a disclaimer for their error is beyond comprehension. I wouldn't be signing anything......in fact I'd just not be using their sites ever again. Too many examples of incompetence by them
Been waiting for a good bonus on this
Some great wins
So what exactly have the UKGC achieved over the past year with some of their key changes to the UK industry?
The sound has now gone from a win if that win only equals the stake you are playing at. Apart from it being weird will this achieve anything in making a player reduce their play or play more responsibly? No. It would have made more sense to not allow a game to put 'Big win' if that win equalled say 10x your stake or under. Too many games make a fuss of a win if that win is actually nothing great when taking into account the x value of your spin.
Autoplays have gone. Yes, this may very well deter some players, especially the impatient ones, from playing some games, as long or maybe altogether (doubtful on the last). It may also mean that a player can no longer gamble in the background whilst doing another task.
What it does do for those that play regularly is not allow them to easily keep track of how many spins have been put through a game which many people do and call it a day after x amount of spins. Ultimately though it achieves nothing as auto clickers will override the change.
Removal of bonus buys. Granted, it removes the opportunity of betting larger amounts of money in a quick amount of time BUT some of the games out are very hard to bonus. I've put over a 1000 spins (i got triggered) through Money Train just to get a bonus that paid less than 30x. The money this cost far outweighed a bonus buy. Also, the chances of achieving a top feature on a game (e.g. Nolimit games) is very very remote and the overall cost trying for this over a set period again outweighs a bonus buy. The removal of bonus buy has disadvantaged the UK player.
Can't wait to see what they come up with next and then pat themselves on the back about. Do they actually have anyone working for them that understands the player perspective? I am very tempted to write to them with my thoughts.
I agree the boys should look at it though. I wouldn't have known about it otherwise.