Bingo and electronic bingo machines remain a major component of the global gaming industry, with particular prominence in parts of Latin America, Europe and the tribal casino sector in the United States.

GamblingCompliance’s reports and analysis outline the types of gaming products that are permitted in bingo halls in different jurisdictions and the licensing requirements for suppliers and operators, while allowing subscribers to track the progress of legislation in major new markets, such as Brazil.

The 2005 Gambling Act lists the protection of children and other vulnerable people from exploitation as one of its core objectives. On this issue, the intent of the Gambling Commission is clear,...
The Gambling Commission has initiated a consultation process on revised Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice for UK-based gambling operators, which include changes to the player protection and...
The recent travails of the UK’s bingo hall operators have been well-documented, but the news that Gala Coral’s debt is now being snapped up by private equity at a discount suggests that some think...
Trading in shares of leading Australian gaming companies Tabcorp and Tattersall’s was halted yesterday after Victorian Premier John Brumby announced that both would lose their exclusive licences to...
Ahead of an announced public consultation on operating licence conditions in the UK, the Gambling Commission’s director of monitoring and enforcement presents his view of the gambling industry’s...
A California state senator has tabled a bill to reinvigorate low-tech bingo as a fundraising tool for the state’s Catholic Churches and charities, but the measure faces opposition from tribal...
Concern that gambling charities have so far received insufficient voluntary funding from the industry in order to run sustainable programs raises wider questions about the industry’s true...
The joint venture between Codere and William Hill has obtained the first betting shop licence issued by the autonomous government of Madrid, with Ladbrokes and Cirsa expected to be granted the...
The failure of Federal licensing requirements to adequately limit abuses by some operators in Ukraine’s fast growing gambling market have led the country’s MP’s to submit four bills proposing a...
Under the 2005 Gambling Act, gambling operators no longer have to prove there is sufficient demand for gambling in the local area in order to obtain a premises licence for a new gaming venue....
In accordance with the 2005 Gambling Act, all operators licensed by the Gambling Commission can expect scheduled and ad-hoc visits from the Commission’s new inspection team to check compliance with...
The Lula Government has opened discussions with Brazil’s troubled bingo operators ahead of a possible regulation of the activity later this year. A government minister has been appointed to liaise...
Hard on the heels of an import ban on slot machines and stiff gaming tax increases introduced last year, the Venezuelan government has sent shockwaves through the country’s gambling industry by...
In the ongoing cat and mouse game between licensed operators and the UK Gambling Commission as to the interpretation of the Gambling Act, the Commission is warning that licensees must carry out the...
The Gambling Commission and Department of Culture, Media and Sport have produced their promised consultation document on the review and adjustment of licensing fees for UK gambling businesses....
The British bingo industry’s lobbying efforts to exempt bingo participation charges from VAT failed to bear fruit as Chancellor Alistair Darling unveiled his 2008 Budget yesterday. With bingo still...

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