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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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Empire Racing, a group vying for New York State’s lucrative thoroughbred racing franchise, has accused two of its competitors of the violating anti-collusion provisions of the review process.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered a tighter management of electronic gaming centres and casinos to be orchestrated by the country’s Ministry of Planning and Investment.
An opinion delivered yesterday by the EFTA Court in Luxembourg on the ongoing case between Ladbrokes and the Norwegian government further suggests that national approaches to problem gambling will...
In the latest move to bring the country’s gambling industry under greater regulatory control, the Venezuelan government has announced a three year moratorium on the import of slot machines.
Slot machines in US military bases raise over US$100m per year for the Armed Forces but a report by one US professor argues that elevated levels of problem gambling among military personnel...
In a report on the health of the nation’s gaming sector Switzerland’s gambling regulator has proposed a moratorium on new casino licenses for the next three years, a study into an increase in...
The State Attorney General plans to hire an independent contractor to clarify the ambiguous legal status of many of Ohio’s gaming machines.
Consultations have begun regarding the treatment of multi-player machines, the establishment of minimum stakes and limits on deposits, and the prohibition of machines allowing payment by credit card.
Legislators in Maine have largely exhausted their attempts to push through new gambling legislation this year but a referendum may reignite the issue in November.
A vote this week by the Vintners' Federation of Ireland will bring about a lobbying campaign in Ireland to introduce slot machines in the nation’s pubs.
It has been a week of good news and bad news for the Italian gaming authorities. Figures for the first quarter of 2007 show total tax revenues from the gaming sector have grown 13 percent compared...
With 7 working days to go before the April 27th deadline, less than 3.5% of operators have applied for licences under the 2005 Gambling Act.
Attendees at the Pennsylvania Health Department’s first gambling addiction conference last week heard the State’s initial proposals for harm reduction.
On February 1st 2007, draft regulations were approved by the Minister of State, Department of Culture, Media and Sport and laid before Parliament for approval, which set out the mandatory and...
The California Gambling Control Commission this week unveiled its proposed minimum internal control standards for Indian casinos in a closed-door meeting with tribal officials.
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has seen its profits rise by almost 22 percent in the past quarter, thanks to new laws allowing slot machines.