The initiative from a number of banks in the UK has received support from the Money Advice Trust.
Belfast councillor John Kyle urged betting companies to voluntarily reduce the stakes on FOBTs in the country.
The brokerage warned about a potential tax increase for casino operators in Macau after concessions get renewed but said it is “unlikely”.
The gambling commission reported that it is developing a new national strategy to reduce gambling harms.
The government signed the Macolin Convention, designed to strengthen its commitment to tackle match-fixing in sport.
Members of the UK Parliament will investigate the potential links between playing video games and turning to gambling.