Spain’s betting regulator, the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), has launched a consultation period on new iGaming gambling standards. The new rules, if approved, would incorporate loss limits for every online gambling operator meeting and new guidelines for high-spend players. It has unveiled the proposition to assemble criticism from invested individuals, who have until August 9 to provide their feedback.
The guidelines set out various necessities and limits for gaming operators, with a wide scope of measures to be brought into registering and playing on an iGaming platform. For casino games, for example, players should draw a period and net spend limit for each session before beginning. These setups would have to be entered for each session, and can’t be modified until after the session ends. Further, the qualities given won’t be saved, nor will predetermined configurations be allowed, so the clients will have to set their limits every time they access a platform.
When creating time and spend limits, clients should likewise be offered the chance to briefly confine admittance to future sessions, should that future session consequently end because both the established limits have been reached. Any session beginning inside an hour of shutting the previous one will result in a message popping up, warning the gambler of how little time has passed since the previous session.
In addition, during any session, players would receive a message every half-hour informing them of statistics, such as their playing behavior, amount wagered and net loss, if any. There is also a prohibition on “losses disguised as wins,” where an outcome prompting an inevitable overall deficit can be seen as an increase by the client because of the manner in which the message is presented. Messages intended to energize further betting after a loss, for example, “You were close!,” are prohibited.
Other explicit measures have been presented for young players (under 25 years old). They would get extra information highlighting the risks of betting, and are restricted from being important for plans for high-value clients or from getting any sort of promotion or consideration from operators.