Assessment of online games design changes
The number of complaints about remote gambling businesses have remained static and no impact on online slots complaints can be discerned as complaints are not currently coded by product. This is a long-term outcome where it will be difficult to attribute changes.
One of the potential positive long-term outcomes of changes to online games design and other regulatory measures introduced by the Gambling Commission is an improved gambling environment with consumers having fewer grounds for complaint.
The total number of customer complaints to remote gambling businesses between October 2021 and September 2022 remained statistically stable (186,053 complaints, a slight decrease from 189,194 in 2020 to 2021). However, this complaints data is not product-specific and the number of complaints can also be impacted by access to the complaints process through reduced friction and a large number of other variables.
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Last updated: 8 June 2023
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