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Michael D Higgins describes TV gambling ads as a 'scourge' as he urges debate around the issue
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Michael D Higgins describes TV gambling ads as a 'scourge' as he urges debate around the issue

Jul 10th 2021, 10:31 AM 13,670 Views 38 Comments

President Higgins said debate around gambling in Ireland is to be welcomed.

'Not fit for purpose': Problem gambling supports 'lumped in' with alcohol and drug addiction services
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'Not fit for purpose': Problem gambling supports 'lumped in' with alcohol and drug addiction services

Apr 5th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,851 Views 27 Comments

When established, the gambling regulator will set up a “social fund” to help provide problem gambling treatment.

Labour calls for ban on free bets from bookies as they act as 'introduction to gambling' for young people
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Labour calls for ban on free bets from bookies as they act as 'introduction to gambling' for young people

Mar 19th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,871 Views 36 Comments

A Bill proposed by Senator Mark Wall would ban gambling advertisements in Ireland.

'We've reached a point of no return - it's an epidemic': Problem gambling fears raised as bookie revenues soar
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'We've reached a point of no return - it's an epidemic': Problem gambling fears raised as bookie revenues soar

Mar 6th 2021, 8:00 AM 32,476 Views 58 Comments

Long-awaited gambling regulations are due to be introduced later in the year.

Opinion: We don’t allow ads for smoking so why should gambling be any different?
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Opinion: We don’t allow ads for smoking so why should gambling be any different?

Feb 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 15,712 Views 58 Comments

As Labour brings legislation this week to tackle the issue, party senator Mark Wall says it’s time to fight back against gambling ads.

Fifa dismisses appeal against Kieran Trippier betting ban
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Fifa dismisses appeal against Kieran Trippier betting ban

Jan 18th 2021, 12:38 PM 2,723 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old Atletico Madrid and defender was hit with a 10-week suspension last month.

Problem gambling charity faces threat of closure as government urged to fund services
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Problem gambling charity faces threat of closure as government urged to fund services

Jan 15th 2021, 2:19 PM 6,720 Views 20 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Thomas Gould has urged the government to provide funding for Extern.

Trippier told friend to 'lump on' him joining Atletico Madrid from Spurs via WhatsApp
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Trippier told friend to 'lump on' him joining Atletico Madrid from Spurs via WhatsApp

Jan 5th 2021, 6:04 PM 15,929 Views 12 Comments

The England full-back was banned for 10 weeks and fined by the FA’s independent regulatory commission, although that has since been suspended pending an appeal.

'In 10 years, we'll ask how we let it get so out of control': Psychiatrists call for urgent action on gambling
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'In 10 years, we'll ask how we let it get so out of control': Psychiatrists call for urgent action on gambling

Dec 18th 2020, 6:20 AM 11,837 Views 31 Comments

A new position paper from the College of Psychiatrists in Ireland has said five measures are needed to tackle this “public health crisis”.

UK began a landmark review into its gambling laws this week - Ireland doesn't even have a regulator yet
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UK began a landmark review into its gambling laws this week - Ireland doesn't even have a regulator yet

Dec 12th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,331 Views 13 Comments

Legislation that would create a regulator in Ireland was first proposed by the government seven years ago.

Ireland 'far behind the curve' on gambling laws as warning sounded on 'insidious' loot boxes in video games
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Ireland 'far behind the curve' on gambling laws as warning sounded on 'insidious' loot boxes in video games

Nov 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 40,887 Views 38 Comments

The long-awaited gambling regulator will review laws around loot boxes in video games – but it isn’t clear when it’ll be set up.

Ex-Wales and Lions coach Howley reveals loss of his sister led to gambling problems
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Ex-Wales and Lions coach Howley reveals loss of his sister led to gambling problems

May 31st 2020, 10:04 AM 11,449 Views 9 Comments

The 49-year-old was sent home from the 2019 World Cup and handed a nine-month suspension from sport.

Betting shops to close as part of shutdown in Britain
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Betting shops to close as part of shutdown in Britain

Mar 20th 2020, 10:47 PM 4,705 Views 6 Comments

Restrictions will be reviewed on monthly basis.

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

Mar 20th 2020, 10:19 PM 29,387 Views 60 Comments

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

Sturridge handed worldwide ban until June over betting rule offences
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Sturridge handed worldwide ban until June over betting rule offences

Mar 2nd 2020, 4:53 PM 10,150 Views 3 Comments

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

Betting on racing and a dystopian race to the bottom
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Betting on racing and a dystopian race to the bottom

Feb 28th 2020, 12:07 PM 5,367 Views 10 Comments

Johnny Ward brings backers and layers alike to book.

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

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

Feb 24th 2020, 7:26 PM 5,961 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Feb 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 8,910 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Jan 29th 2020, 6:53 PM 13,138 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Jan 20th 2020, 2:16 PM 5,129 Views 3 Comments

Brian Rice has been praised after openly discussing his problems.

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

Jan 14th 2020, 8:57 AM 35,343 Views 97 Comments

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

FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website
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FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website

Jan 8th 2020, 1:17 PM 4,775 Views 3 Comments

Bookmaker Bet365 showed 23 third-round matches last weekend.

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

Jan 3rd 2020, 8:48 PM 16,887 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Dec 16th 2019, 6:04 PM 43,396 Views 22 Comments

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

Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests
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Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests

Dec 5th 2019, 11:19 AM 11,776 Views 18 Comments

It comes after a protest at the Dáil on Tuesday.

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 2:55 PM 19,636 Views 30 Comments

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.

Government planning to limit gaming machine maximum payouts to €500
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Government planning to limit gaming machine maximum payouts to €500

Nov 26th 2019, 9:31 PM 13,407 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Nov 12th 2019, 5:44 PM 59,207 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Sep 29th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,697 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Jul 19th 2019, 12:10 AM 20,422 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Jul 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,720 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Apr 16th 2019, 4:22 PM 15,895 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Mar 20th 2019, 6:20 PM 13,200 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Mar 18th 2019, 12:02 PM 10,579 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Mar 3rd 2019, 6:55 AM 10,871 Views 17 Comments

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.

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

Mar 1st 2019, 2:28 PM 31,346 Views 0 Comments

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

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men
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90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

Feb 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,487 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Feb 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,346 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Jan 12th 2019, 9:30 AM 10,525 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Dec 6th 2018, 2:28 PM 4,371 Views 7 Comments

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

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