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From The42 Betting shops to close as part of shutdown in Britain Covid-19

Betting shops to close as part of shutdown in Britain

Restrictions will be reviewed on monthly basis.

From The42 Lack of live sport may increase risk of problematic gambling, warns charity Moving Online

Lack of live sport may increase risk of problematic gambling, warns charity

There is still plenty to wager on, even if there is very little sport ongoing.

From The42 Sturridge handed worldwide ban until June over betting rule offences Gambling

Sturridge handed worldwide ban until June over betting rule offences

The 30-year-old English striker was released by Turkish club Trabzonspor earlier today.

From The42 Betting on racing and a dystopian race to the bottom Gambling

Betting on racing and a dystopian race to the bottom

Johnny Ward brings backers and layers alike to book.

From The42 GPA call on GAA to ban gambling ads during live broadcasts of games and hurlers against black card

GPA call on GAA to ban gambling ads during live broadcasts of games and hurlers against black card

The matter will be discussed at a meeting of the GAA Central Council.

From The42 'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk' Addiction

'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'

Former jockey John Gillen on his life before and after his descent into alcoholism.

From TheJournal.ie Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil Ge2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil

Jim O’Callaghan said a Gambling Regulator needs to be in place by the end of the year.

From The42 'I wrote a letter to the Scottish FA self-reporting my gambling' - Hamilton coach Issue

'I wrote a letter to the Scottish FA self-reporting my gambling' - Hamilton coach

Brian Rice has been praised after openly discussing his problems.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the use of credit cards for betting should be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the use of credit cards for betting should be banned?

Gambling firms’ share prices fell upon the announcement of the ban.

From The42 FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website Issue

FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website

Bookmaker Bet365 showed 23 third-round matches last weekend.

From The42 Wayne Rooney opens up on gambling struggle and how it threatened his career Looking Back

Wayne Rooney opens up on gambling struggle and how it threatened his career

‘It sucks you in,’ the Derby County player admitted.

From TheJournal.ie Fitzwilliam Card Club closes after 16 years citing 'legal threat' of new gambling laws Dublin

Fitzwilliam Card Club closes after 16 years citing 'legal threat' of new gambling laws

The closure will result in the loss of almost 80 jobs at the Dublin 2 private members club.

From TheJournal.ie Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests Bingo

Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests

It comes after a protest at the Dáil on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hands off our balls': Bingo players protest Dail over changes to winnings Bingo

'Hands off our balls': Bingo players protest Dail over changes to winnings

Around 50 bingo players were bussed to the Dáil this morning to protest a bill that they say could see their winnings cut in half.

From TheJournal.ie Government planning to limit gaming machine maximum payouts to €500 Gambling

Government planning to limit gaming machine maximum payouts to €500

The gambling industry in Ireland is governed by the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956.

From TheJournal.ie Man smashed 12 televisions in Cork bookies 'for ruining his life' Paddy Power

Man smashed 12 televisions in Cork bookies 'for ruining his life'

Philip Barry, who was homeless at the time of the office, caused €15,000 worth of damage.

From TheJournal.ie 'No compelling case': Minister slaps down calls for betting tax change ahead of Budget Betting Duty

'No compelling case': Minister slaps down calls for betting tax change ahead of Budget

Minister Donohoe said his officials had “insufficient legal certainty” to change how it taxes the sector.

From TheJournal.ie 'I fell in love with them from the first day': How Ireland's slot machine habit fuels addiction Hooked

'I fell in love with them from the first day': How Ireland's slot machine habit fuels addiction

As many as 40,000 of the machines may be in use across the country as the industry operates virtually unchecked.

From TheJournal.ie 'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry One Armed Bandits

'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry

Despite a recent crackdown, gaming operators continue to openly flout bans in many parts of the country.

From The42 Paul Scholes charged after allegedly placing 140 football bets over 3-year period Gambling

Paul Scholes charged after allegedly placing 140 football bets over 3-year period

The ex-Man United and England midfielder has until 26 April to respond.

From TheJournal.ie Gambling regulator could take 18 months to set up, says Taoiseach Legislation

Gambling regulator could take 18 months to set up, says Taoiseach

Measures first mooted in the Gambling Control Bill (2013) are finally set to be enacted by government.

From TheJournal.ie 'Action is needed now': New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services Addiction

'Action is needed now': New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services

The trust receives funding from the gambling industry and will be run by a board which includes two former junior ministers.

From TheJournal.ie Government resisted lobbying on betting duty but won't use the funds for problem gambling services Betting Tax

Government resisted lobbying on betting duty but won't use the funds for problem gambling services

An extra €50 million is set to be raised from the betting duty this year, and activists are asking for even 10% of it for problem gambling.

From TheJournal.ie Man who set up gambling support group in Cork Prison steals €6.9k cash to go on gambling spree Courts

Man who set up gambling support group in Cork Prison steals €6.9k cash to go on gambling spree

Ian O’Sullivan appeared in court over the theft of €6,901 in cash and €4,000 in cheques from Musgraves.

From TheJournal.ie 90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men Statistics

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

The HSE has provided figures on the age and geographic breakdown of some of those who enter treatment for gambling addiction.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not drifting towards a gambling crisis, we're in the middle of one': 800 addiction cases treated by HSE Addiction

'Not drifting towards a gambling crisis, we're in the middle of one': 800 addiction cases treated by HSE

The HSE has admitted its own figures don’t come close to painting a picture of the extent of problem gambling in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie How and why the brain decides whether to hold 'em or fold 'em Research

How and why the brain decides whether to hold 'em or fold 'em

A team of researchers are John Hopkins University has found out why the brain makes high-risk decisions.

From The42 Betting adverts to be banned 'whistle-to-whistle' during live sports broadcasts in the UK Gambling

Betting adverts to be banned 'whistle-to-whistle' during live sports broadcasts in the UK

Between 28,000 and 40,000 people in Ireland suffer from a gambling disorder.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should gambling companies be limited in how they advertise? Roll Of The Dice This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gambling companies be limited in how they advertise?

High profile GAA players have shared stories about how gambling addictions affected their lives – so should gambling ads be restricted?

From TheJournal.ie Tougher rules for bookmakers under new money laundering rules Money Laundering Targeted

Tougher rules for bookmakers under new money laundering rules

New rules targeting money laundering were announced today by the government.

From TheJournal.ie Drug dealing criminals using bookmakers' online accounts to stash money Money Laundering

Drug dealing criminals using bookmakers' online accounts to stash money

The practice is particularly prevalent in Irish prisons.

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Power Betfair fined £2.2m after failing to stop stolen money being gambled Gambling Commission

Paddy Power Betfair fined £2.2m after failing to stop stolen money being gambled

The British Gambling Commission also found that PPB “failed to adequately interact with customers who were displaying signs of problem gambling”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's gambling epidemic: 'Find a corner and you'll be left alone 'til you're penniless' Addiction

Ireland's gambling epidemic: 'Find a corner and you'll be left alone 'til you're penniless'

One treatment expert said he is concerned, in particular, about young people who can very quickly gamble all of their money away online.

From TheJournal.ie The cost of playing the Lotto is going up National Lottery

The cost of playing the Lotto is going up

The cost of the Lotto Plus draws will both increase by 50 cent.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should gambling firms be able to sponsor sporting organisations/events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gambling firms be able to sponsor sporting organisations/events?

The FAI is said to be considering cutting ties with betting firm, Ladbrokes.

From TheJournal.ie 'A gambler can lose everything in an instant, destroying countless lives around them in the process' Opinion

'A gambler can lose everything in an instant, destroying countless lives around them in the process'

‘We probably won’t know the impact of online gambling on our society for another ten years’, writes John Halligan.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports?

There’s a sharper focus on sports adverts and the detrimental effect they could have on young people.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport Addiction

Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport

He said that he was concerned when he read some of the cases of gambling among sporting athletes.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was a compulsive liar. I was a thief. I was doing whatever I could to con people' Gambling Debts

'I was a compulsive liar. I was a thief. I was doing whatever I could to con people'

Davy Glennon said his mother remortgaged the family home to repay his gambling debts.

From The42 'I've a wife and a child at home. I have to go home and be in some kind of humour for them' In For A Penny This post contains videos

'I've a wife and a child at home. I have to go home and be in some kind of humour for them'

We followed a bookmaker at Punchestown on the opening day to find out what a big festival is like from the bookies’ point-of-view, whether that’s big wins or losses.

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