Mon, 01/21/2013 - 11:40 - UK Fruit Machines To Get Bigger Jackpots


The latest government shake-up on gambling regulations could see the maximum jackpot on video fruit machines offering games such as roulette and blackjack be raised to as much as £15,000, a four-fold increase.

In a consultation published last week, it was announced that casinos housing the games would be permitted to pay out the enormous sum, while pubs and clubs with similar machines would be allowed to raise the ceiling from £70 to £100.

Minimum stakes will also be increased from £2 to £5, with ministers claiming that "current stake and prize levels are over-cautious when compared to the level of gambling that is generally expected to take place in a casino".