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Assessment of online games design changes

Gambling Commission report focusing on research conducted into the impact of the online gambling games design changes.

Staking behaviour


There is strong evidence that staking has not increased because of the changes.

It would undermine the impact of the game design changes if those who were gambling slower changed their behaviour and offset slower play by increasing their staking.

As highlighted in the outcomes section of this report, there has been a reduction in staking proportions following the changes to slots products at each of the over £2, over £5, over £10, over £20, over £50 and over £100 thresholds. The sample of gambling businesses reported an increase of over 1.3 percent (one billion and events) in stakes of £1 and below over the six month period.

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