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    Slot developer Stakelogic has received a supplier licence from the GB Gambling Commission, allowing its titles to be used by British-licended operators.

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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus is to begin reducing the number of slot machines operating across the country from January next year, with around a fifth of its installed base to be taken out of service by the end of the year.

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    The Republic of Ireland’s Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has announced plans to cap the maximum stake on gaming machines at €5 (£4.25/$5.51), while the top prize will be set at €500.

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    Redbridge London Borough Council has become the UK’s first local authority to revoke a pub’s gaming machine licence, after finding that The George Public House, a branch of JD Wetherspoon, repeatedly failed to stop children playing the terminals.

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    Campaigners are calling on Pennsylvania’s authorities to confiscate thousands of gambling machines at establishments across the state after a court ruled that they are defined as slot machines.

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    Latvia’s parliament has approved proposals to raise certain land-based gaming taxes in the country, including the measures in the 2020 budget.

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    Italy’s Five Star Movement-Democratic Party coalition government has set out plans to reduce the number of online gaming licences in the country from 85 to 50 by 2023.

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    GVC Holdings chief executive Kenny Alexander hit back at the All-Party Parliamentary Group that accused him of “cowardly behaviour” and their recommendation of a £2 stake limit on online casino games, a suggestion he labelled “ridiculous”.

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    Changes to the GB Gambling Commission's Licence Conditions and Codes of Pratice (LCCP) that aim to raise standards for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and consumer interaction have come into effect today (31 October).

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    The Tanzanian government has amended the country's gaming regulations, to expand the range of licence categories available, and to permit a partial lifting of an advertising ban implemented in January this year.

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    The Czech Republic Ministry of Finance has defended its decision to introduce higher taxes on certain gambling activities, after a national newspaper claimed the increases would harm the country's land-based market.

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    Finland’s Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV) has spoken out in favour of a central regulatory body for the country’s gambling sector being established to improve supervision of the country’s monopoly operator Veikkaus.

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    Researchers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have warned the state needs to have a serious discussion about the role of gambling in society after estimating that as much as 14% of its population has been negatively affected by gambling.

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    Greece’s parliament has passed a package of legislation designed to boost economic development in the country, which includes a bill reforming the country’s gambling laws.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has called for ongoing industry cooperation to continue to tackle underage gambling after a new report from the regulator highlighted a decline in the number of 11 to 16-year-olds taking part in gambling activities.

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    The Latvian parliament has submitted a proposal for the country's 2020 budget to increase gaming taxes levied on land-based gambling in the country.

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    The Italian government has announced an increase in the taxes on video lottery terminals (VLTs) and Comma 6A Amusement with Prize slot machines.

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    The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) has appointed Paul Newson, trustee of Australia’s New South Wales Responsible Gambling Fund, as its new president.

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    The Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft (DAW), the umbrella organisation for Germany’s gaming machine associations, has highlighted a number of key issues that must be addressed as lawmakers prepare to begin discussions over the re-regulation of the country’s gambling market.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has called for pubs across England and Wales to take further action to stop under-18s from playing Category C gaming machines after a review found that 84% failed to prevent such underage gambling.

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