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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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.
Concerns over rising property taxes and the profitability of the Indiana horseracing industry led both the House and the Senate to pass legislation on Sunday that will allow Indiana’s two...
The Senate has voted on legislation that will allow VLTs at pari-mutuel facilities throughout Florida, hoping to use money from gambling to offset an expected drop in the State’s revenue. The...
A decision handed down late last week means that gaming rooms operating under permits issued by local judges will continue to enjoy legal protection without having to integrate themselves under the...
Comments from the Minister of Justice last week suggest that the government could move to outlaw bingo halls and slot machines in the wake of the ‘Operation Hurricane’ scandal.
California State Senator Dean Florez has proposed legislation designed to help California’s struggling racetracks survive without the addition of slot machines, by allowing tracks to retain more of...
Norsk Tipping’s announcement that it will introduce compulsory player registration for all its gambling services, except instant scratchcards, draws on last month’s decision in the EFTA Court that...
Ritzio Entertainment Group Holdings, one of the largest slot hall names in Russia, is believed to be expanding their operations in Estonia.
The five new compacts approved by the Senate would allow Indian tribes in California to operate an additional 22,500 slot machines. The controversial agreements face significant opposition in the...
While Pennsylvania still bans traditional dealer operated table games like poker and blackjack the States regulators have approved an electronic version of Blackjack, with more games expected to...
Machine maker IGT will defend a dispute arising when a Mississippi casino found itself paying a US$1m jackpot on a wrongly programmed machine.
Both the DCMS and the Gambling Commission have and are continuing to hold consultations on various technical aspects of hardware and software used in gambling machines licensed under the Gambling...
Increased compliance and licensing obligations have contributed to a steady fall in the number of licensed gambling operators in New Zealand pubs and clubs.
The Indiana Senate voted last week to crack down on unlicensed gambling machines, known as Cherry Masters, but the state’s ambivalence over expanded gambling is likely to make enforcement impossible.

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