Belgium Will Require ID Checks For Gambling Machines

Belgium's Federal Council of Ministers has voted in favor of a measure that will require gamblers to supply ID in order to use gambling machines inside the country.

The law change will now see the Belgian Gambling Commission design a timeframe and guidance for both casinos and machine operators on how the checks should be made. The country decided to move quickly on the new rules after reports showed that the currently existing rules weren't being effective in protecting players from gambling excessively.

The country has also been working on regulating its gambling industry to tighten restrictions on advertising, and now requires operators add a preventative message for all spots. Any gambling ads must also have verbiage that mentions the self-exclusion site

Regarding the upcoming ID rule, Belgium Minister of Justice Vincent Van Quickenborne said, "This is an important step in the fight against gambling addiction. We will no longer tolerate unchecked financial pain at the expense of people with addiction."

Casino Listings News will follow this story and update readers as the timeline is put into place.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.


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