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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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.
With 12 working days to go before the April 27th deadline for filing operating licence applications to ensure continuity of business after September 1st, the Gambling Commission and DCMS still have...
The Gaming board claims that Philadelphia City Council’s authorisation of a May referendum on casino gambling in the city is a violation of its power to decide the location of casinos in the state.
Svenska Spel, Sweden's state-owned gambling company, has been accused of deliberately placing gaming machines in areas with major social problems and low average incomes.
Sala Udin, president of Gaming Ventures LLC, has told the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee that their slot machine supplier license is now worthless because legislative changes have...
A surprise ruling delivered by the European Free Trade Association, has cleared the way for Norway's government to establish a state monopoly on gambling machines.
Goldman believes that stricter regulations on pachinko parlours and machine operators will increase the need for more recreational-style machines that are compliant with upcoming regulations.

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