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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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.
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.

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