Greece increases betting limits for slot machines and online poker – European Gaming Industry News

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The Budget and Finance Committee of the Seimas (Parliamentary Assembly) of Lithuania has completed a draft decree proposing new standards on lottery gambling and advertising for the Baltic state.

The Committee’s main action called on Parliament to undertake a vote to raise the minimum age for buying lottery tickets from 16 to 18. If approved, the Lithuanian government will apply a new age limit for the lottery from January 1, 2023.

The decree further ordered Olifėja, the state-sanctioned Lithuanian operator, to display age range notifications and safer play warnings on its weekly Teleloto, Vikinglotto, Eurojackpot and Eurojackpot lottery draws. other instant games.

Olifėja is the steward of the Lithuanian National Lottery, responsible for raising funds for the National Olympic Committee, with its business activities controlled by the Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority.

Since 2020, the successive Lithuanian governments of Prime Ministers Saulius Skvernelis and Ingrida Šimonytė have chosen to amend the laws of the 2016 Gambling Law.

Last year, the government ordered the Gambling Control Authority to prohibit all licensed operators from promoting any form of gambling incentive (bonuses, discounts, rewards schemes).

In addition, the government granted the Gaming Control Authority direct powers to block unlicensed IP operators and impose higher fines on non-compliant operators, changes which were sanctioned as a COVID-19 civic protection measure. 19.

Lithuania has one of the strictest age laws for gambling in Europe, whereby players must be over 21 to enter a gambling venue.

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