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.

Increased advertising opportunities permitted under the 2005 Gambling Act are keenly awaited by the UK gambling industry but less liberal legislation that will continue to apply in Northern Ireland...
Loteria Nacional, the administrator of bingo gaming in the city of Buenos Aires, has announced a new tendering process to grant licences to bingo operators. However, politicians are enraged at the...
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has sent his long-awaited fiscal reform bill to the Mexican Congress for approval. If passed, it will impact important areas of the Mexican economy, including the...
The UK gambling industry is hoping that its agreement to a TV advertising watershed and the removal of logos from children’s merchandise, outlined today in a much-anticipated voluntary code of...
As Turkey seeks to gain EU membership and as EU policy surrounding gambling slowly unfolds, modifications to the restrictive measures are expected within the next few years. In the meantime, the...
Bingo and casino bosses have met with the Venezuelan tax agency to propose amendments to new legislation that came into force at the beginning of July and which they claim threatens the livelihood...
The Gambling Act requires all operating licence holders to establish and comply with written procedures that will underpin the objective in the Act of promoting responsible gambling, specifically...
After September 1st 2007, the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 go into effect that will result in changes to the licensing issues faced by entities seeking to acquire existing gambling operators.
John Hemming, MP for Birmingham Yardley, has filed an Early Day Motion requesting that the Government considers exempting bingo clubs from VAT in order to offset the effects of the impending...
Bingo is left to bemoan its ‘double taxation burden’ as lobbying campaigns to remove VAT from bingo gaming are ignored. With the UK-wide smoking ban approaching, the industry is concerned for its...
An additional 20 percent tax on gaming services proposed by the Mexican Government threatens to choke a much-anticipated boom in the Mexican gambling market.
Mexican media conglomerate and gaming operator Televisa is reported to have asked the Government’s permission to offer bingo games over terrestrial television channels. The company is also aiming...
President Hugo Chávez’s plans to increase spending on social projects are set to increase taxes across all sectors of the Venezuelan gambling industry.
The policy on gambling in The Netherlands is restrictive and Dutch law only contains limited possibilities for the offering and promoting of games of chance.
While hopes for Vegas-style resorts in the UK have been crushed by a cautious British Prime Minister, the boss of Spain’s largest gambling business, Cirsa, has questioned whether the market there...
As September 1st approaches, operators would be well advised to undertake a due diligence review of operations and procedures to ensure compliance with the new requirements of the Gambling Act 2005...

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