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A very Irish ‘crackdown’: Rearranging the deckchairs on a titanic failure to legislate

Northern Ireland
Following a report in The Times, the Irish government is looking to find a quick fix for the gambling industry’s dilapidated legislative framework. Meanwhile, comprehensive proposals gather dust, and trade associations lose patience. Unlicensed ‘casino-style’ gaming machines will be seized, promised Paschal Donohoe, Ireland’s finance minister, in response to a parliamentary question raised in light of a recent report in...

Ireland to launch Responsible Gambling Week

Ireland launch Responsible
Following the British campaign last October, Ireland’s gambling sector has joined together to launch the nation’s first Responsible Gambling Week, which will run from 5-11 February.   The week is being supported by retail and online bookmakers, online casinos, racecourses and greyhound tracks, arcades, gaming clubs and the Tote under the campaign slogan ‘A great tip - know when to stop’. Ireland’s...

Ireland’s raised age limit a “piecemeal effort” at gambling reform

Coinslot - Ireland age limit gambling reform
The beginning of long-awaited gambling reform in Ireland has finally come to fruition, however the Irish Amusements Trade Association believe “this piecemeal effort” does nothing to bring the country’s legislation to where it should be.   The minimum age limit for all forms of gambling in the Republic of Ireland is to be set at 18 years old under new legislation...

Lost Doogah beach returns to Irish shores

Coinslot - Irish ireland Doogah
The return of Doogah beach, which disappeared from Irish shores over 30 years ago, has been hailed as “enormously significant” by local tourism office.   An Irish community has found a beach that somehow went missing. It is reported that a storm washed the sandy shores of Dooagh away some 33 years ago but recent tidal movements have returned tons of...

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