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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.

From The42 'I couldn't handle it anymore. Three days before the weigh-in, I went missing' Addiction This post contains videos

'I couldn't handle it anymore. Three days before the weigh-in, I went missing'

Dublin boxer Keane McMahon talks to The42 about how a gambling addiction almost derailed his professional boxing career, just as it was starting.

From TheJournal.ie GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies Gambling

GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies

The GAA’s annual congress today heard that sport is “besieged by gambling”.

From The42 'It has become more intrinsic within the GAA... Gambling is the promise of a better life' GAA Congress 2018

'It has become more intrinsic within the GAA... Gambling is the promise of a better life'

Addiction counsellor Alan Martin speaks to The42 about his work with gambling addicts and a motion going before GAA Congress about sponsorship.

From TheJournal.ie Man promised girlfriend he'd buy non-existent site for house, before gambling away over €22,000 Jailed

Man promised girlfriend he'd buy non-existent site for house, before gambling away over €22,000

Michael Williams has been jailed for nine months.

From The42 'I took all the money out of the house, all our wages, and gambled it all in 28 minutes' Chasing The Dragon

'I took all the money out of the house, all our wages, and gambled it all in 28 minutes'

Dublin Ladies’ kitman Willy O’Connor talks to The42 about his battle with gambling, and his road to recovery from a silent affliction.

From TheJournal.ie Long-delayed laws could restrict gambling advertising. So why do bookies want it? Gambling Control Bill

Long-delayed laws could restrict gambling advertising. So why do bookies want it?

The Gambling Control Bill has been gathering dust in Leinster House for almost five years, but all sides say it’s needed now.

From TheJournal.ie Gamble on sports? 'Tone' of tweets can help predict the outcome of football matches Study

Gamble on sports? 'Tone' of tweets can help predict the outcome of football matches

A study has found that the tone of a Twitter post that can predict when a team is more likely to win.

From The42 More problems for Athlone Town as forward handed seven-match ban for betting Gambling

More problems for Athlone Town as forward handed seven-match ban for betting

Jason Lyons has been sanctioned by the FAI.

From The42 Raiders and Patriots top Super Bowl betting ahead of new season

Raiders and Patriots top Super Bowl betting ahead of new season

And more people think the Browns will lift the Vince Lombardi trophy than the Bengals.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Quinn is back in business with a new online betting venture Quinnbet

Seán Quinn is back in business with a new online betting venture

The ex-billionaire is taking a punt on QuinnBet.

From TheJournal.ie Race fixing and money laundering: How the horse racing industry fights back against criminal cartels Money Laundering

Race fixing and money laundering: How the horse racing industry fights back against criminal cartels

A race-winning horse was recently at the centre of a Criminal Assets Bureau investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Minimum age limit for all forms of gambling to be set at 18 Bets Are Off

Minimum age limit for all forms of gambling to be set at 18

The new law also seeks to clarify the regulations surrounding lottos and raffles.

From TheJournal.ie Tipperary hurler gets suspended sentence after obtaining €10,000 from elderly man by deception Deception

Tipperary hurler gets suspended sentence after obtaining €10,000 from elderly man by deception

Darren Gleeson pleaded guilty to a breach of Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act.

From The42 Despite new FA stance, clubs' seedy relationship with gambling companies as strong as ever Quid Pro Quo

Despite new FA stance, clubs' seedy relationship with gambling companies as strong as ever

As the governing body rows back, clubs continue to roll around in a cesspit of sponsorship arrangements, regardless of the consequences.

From The42 Betting on races already run? Tracks eye new source of cash MUG'S GAME

Betting on races already run? Tracks eye new source of cash

Would you place a bet a race in which you didn’t know who the horses are?

From The42 Joey Barton says he's been forced into retirement after receiving 18-month ban for gambling Judgment

Joey Barton says he's been forced into retirement after receiving 18-month ban for gambling

The Burnley midfielder is disappointed with the ‘harshness’ of the decision and intends to appeal.

From The42 Closer look: Joey Barton bet on his own team 30 times and had just three wins By The Numbers

Closer look: Joey Barton bet on his own team 30 times and had just three wins

The suspended midfielder’s statement included plenty of extra details.

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