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.

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...
The joint venture between Hill’s and Spanish gaming company Codere has filed the first application for a sports betting licence in the Madrid region of Spain. The pair has also announced their...
The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has underlined his opposition to gambling and outlined the intention of his government to eradicate it from the islands.
For gambling operating licensees anxious to understand and anticipate the way in which the enforcement of the provisions of the Gambling Act will be managed, there is not a great deal that can be...
The Gambling Commission has further clarified its expectations regarding the independent dispute resolution process that licensees are required to establish under the new Act but there are still a...
After the Supreme Federal Tribunal confirmed that the matter should be considered under federal jurisdiction, President Lula has asked the Brazilian Congress to define whether the country’s scandal...

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