Britain's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has opened a consultation on proposed changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures, which could see the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals reduced to between £50 and £2.

The consultation opened October 31st and relates to maximum stakes and prizes for all categories of gaming machines permitted under the Gambling Act 2005, as well as their placement. It will look beyond the land-based market to ensure that social responsibility measures for the industry as a whole are effective in minimising the risk of gambling-related harm.

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