Regulatory pressure on slot machines throughout the world has rarely been more intense, with numerous national and regional governments taking recent action to cut stakes, pull machines from the market or impose other regulatory restrictions on slot operators.

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Australian gaming giant Tabcorp Holdings has said a Victorian state government decision to hike the annual levy on electronic gaming machines came without consultation and is badly timed for the...
The Australian State Government of Victoria is persisting in what the Minister for Gaming describes as ‘the most significant review in the history of gambling’ for the state, including the passage...
On July 1, 2007, a blanket ban on smoking in enclosed areas came into effect in both New South Wales and Victoria. However, both governments have chosen to exempt high roller rooms in their casinos...
A new decree, which will choke off commission deals and limit transactions to credit cards only, will see Italian regulators eradicate the thousands of street corner outlets which support internet...
Norway’s slot machine industry has come under the exclusive control of state-owned Norsk Tipping following the Norwegian Supreme Court’s ruling last week that the proposed state monopoly on slot...
Trinidad’s Minister of Finance, Conrad Enill, has emphasised the government’s opposition to casino gambling in an umbrella Finance Bill introduced to the House of Representatives.
The Lazio regional prosecutor for the Court of Accounts, Italy’s public accounts watchdog, is investigating Lottomatica and nine other concession holders after a complaint from the state's monopoly...
Exclusivity has its price for Australian operators Star City, who are looking to ink a multi-billion dollar deal with the State Government to retain the only casino license in New South Wales.
The former Papua New Guinea treasurer, Bart Philemon, has said moves to pass a new gaming bill allowing casinos and internet gambling to operate in the country has been ill-timed.
Norway’s gambling market is one of the most hotly contested in Europe, but appeals over licensing decisions there have been handled by the EFTA court and not the ECJ. The outcomes have been...
According to one Swedish politician, the European Commission’s decision to issue Sweden with a Reasoned Opinion is unlikely to provoke a liberalising knee-jerk response from the recalcitrant...
French Casino operator Groupe Partouche yesterday blamed plummeting profits on changes in French casino entry regulations but said it hoped to regain business from newly certified slot machines and...
New York lawmakers have adjourned for the summer without settling the question of who should run the state's thoroughbred racing franchise, leaving stakeholders mulling the possibility of an...
The crackdown on so-called Cherrymaster machines follows a move by the General Assembly to target unapproved gambling in the state, with new sanctions, including the loss of alcohol, tobacco and...
The Swedish Government has authorised a revision of the current legislation on gambling with a view to opening up its sports betting market to private companies and appeasing EU concerns but many...
A controversial report published on South Australia’s gambling industry places the social cost of poker machine problem gamblers at AU$960 million a year in South Australia, and notes other sectors...

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