Research by the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) into machine-related problem gambling has attracted criticism over claims from a number of parties that the reports favour the industry and ignore wider issues in the UK market.
Greek-owned gaming and lottery operator Intralot has agreed a deal with the Victorian State Government in Australia to implement a voluntary pre-commitment scheme for up to 30,000 electronic gaming machines (EGM) across the state.
Australian gambling companies Tatts Group and Tabcorp have sought special leave from the country’s High Court to appeal a decision by the Victorian government that would lead to the firms paying multi-million-dollar health benefit levies.
The UK Gambling Commission has announced it is to host a series of training workshops across the country to help local councils identify and manage the siting of illegal gaming machines in their respective constituencies.
The UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport has announced in its Triennial Review of gaming machine stake prizes that it will take no action against fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) found in betting shops across the country.