From July 1 all
new bingo machines in Belgian bars equipped with an eID card reader to the
age of the players to control. Says that the Office of the Secretary of State for
the Coordination of Fraud Carl Devlies.
The new bingo machines
will only take effect after the electronic identity of an adult in the card
reader is installed. In this way, the game ban for minors be monitored.
By January 1, 2015, all
bingo machines in bars equipped with a Belgian eID reader. The bartender will still
have an operator card, which he even someone without an electronic ID card
can play such a Café visitor who has left his ID at home.
efficient and effective '
Once the operator card is
played, the shifts control of the majority or the bartender. If it appears that the pub
owner and his manager card allows minors to play, he risks not only losing
his license, but suspended him a heavy fine and a prison sentence over the
The eID card reader makes
Devlies by "an efficient and effective scrutiny of the game ban for minors."
Also Marjolein De Paepe,
spokeswoman for the Gambling Commission, is satisfied with the measure.
"Until now, no
automatic control of the game ban for minors. That which now comes an
important step forward. "