The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) is to cut the limit on the number of Class II and IV gaming establishments permitted in the market, as part of a major drive to improve the sustainability of gambling venues across the country.

Belgium’s gambling laws limit the number of Class II establishments - larger gambling arcades - to 180, with 179 of these B licences awarded to date, though the regulator notes that these venues are going through a difficult time economically.

“Firstly this is due to too high a rate of supply, particularly because of the growth of the online market, resulting in market saturation,” the BGC said. 

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