Belgium introduces stake limit during lockdown
A €500 stake limit is being imposed across all licensed online gambling sites in the country.
Belgium.- The Belgium Gaming Commission has introduced a €500 (US$543) stake limit across all licensed gambling sites in the country for the duration of the Coronavirus lockdown.
According to IGamingBusiness, players can also request a lower limit be put in place, which operators must grant immediately.
Players who reduce their spending cap may have it raised again to any amount up to €500 three days after requesting a higher limit.
The Commission will sanction operators that do not respect the limit and funds above the limit lost by players will be returned.
The decision comes just one day after Magali Clavie was appointed as the new President of the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC).
Clavie replaces Etienne Marique and will be assisted by Eva De Koninck, who was recently appointed as Interim Director of the organisation.