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The Belgium Gaming Commission has announced a temporary max betting limit of €500 while the country's mandated Covid-19 lockdown remains in place.
The announcement came after concerns about punters being stuck inside with nothing else to do other than gamble were raised, with other countries limiting or outright banning online betting for the time being. Players that feel they need the limit lower can do so at sites they're using, and operators are compelled to meet that request.
Sites that don't comply with the action are subject to monetary penalties, and funds lost in excess of €500 will have to be repaid by the operators.
In a statement last week regarding the lockdown and gambling, the BGC wrote: "While gambling has never been the solution to any problem, the current situation could see people spending more time on the internet especially on gaming sites. In addition, many people lose social control because they are alone at home."