Microgaming is Preparing to Support New Regulations in Germany

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 05:00

A recent announcement from Microgaming mentions how the company is supporting the new online gaming regulations which have been proposed in Germany, and that it is committed to give its customers a solution which will allow them to be ready when these changes come live.

Germany’s plans are to introduce a new licensing regime for online slot machines, which will be required for operators. The measures that are set to be put in place will improve social responsibility, while reducing the risk of harm that’s a result of gambling. Microgaming is fully supportive of this stance.

In these new directives, Germany intends to require reel spins to have at least 5 seconds between them, for deposit caps to have monthly limits, as well as a maximum amount that can be wagered each round. Also, all games available in this country have to be available in their language.

The starting date at which these rules will become active, is July 2021, following which they will offer operators the possibility to get licenses. Until then, there is a tolerance policy in place, for a period that is considered transitional. If companies ignore these regulations, then they might be excluded in the future, from obtaining licenses.

By October 15th, Microgaming is already preparing to release a solution which is in line with the new Toleration Regime, so that clients will be ready to immediately enter the German market, if they wish to.

In this Market, Microgaming is preparing to make available over 150 games, among which there will be titles like Big Time Gaming’s Bonanza, Gameburger Studios’ 9 Masks of Fire, or Book of Oz (from Triple Edge).

According to Leon Thomas, a Microgaming Commercial Director, the company supports the new changes in Germany, considering itself a socially responsible business. They plan on introducing a solution which will cover most of their successful and popular titles, well in advance of the date when these new laws are expected to become active.