Ontario bans autoplay for slots in new igaming regulations
| By Daniel O'Boyle
Ontario’s new online gambling regulator has published rules for the channel as the provincial market prepares for launch, outlining a ban on auto-play and a minimum spin speed of 2.5 seconds for slots.
Currently, only the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation may offer online gaming, but that is set to change with the provincial government taking steps to liberalise the market.
Last week, the province’s government launched iGaming Ontario, a subsidiary of the state’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), which has now laid out rules for online casino games.
A number of requirements governing game design will be in place, including a ban on auto-play for slots.
“A player should commit to each game individually, releasing and then depressing the ‘start button’ or taking equivalent action,” the rules state.