Growing reporting obligations, ever new statutory requirements and even more complex guidelines mean that the gaming machine business is becoming more complicated.


The view was the conclusion of a conference of 28 compliance officers from 11 countries, all part of the Gauselmann Group in Germany. They met for a two-day seminar at the group’s conference centre, Schloss Benkhausen, close to the company’s headquarters in Espelkamp.

The trend for yet more information by the authorities was discussed by specialist employees from the UK, Serbia, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Malta, Spain, Croatia, Mexico and Peru.

They gave a detailed account of the challenges in their respective markets. It became clear that compliance is set to increasingly gain traction across the industry, said the company following the seminars.

Ludwig Beckmann, chief compliance officer of Gauselmann AG, said: “Meetings like this are always very useful. Since we generally face similar challenges, we can also benefit from the experience of others.”