Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Tag: Ireland

Ireland moves closer to introducing new gambling regulator

Ireland moves closer to introducing new gambling regulator
The Irish government has published an outline of legislation which will see the creation of a new gambling regulator.

Irish government sets out new regulator’s responsibilities

Irish government regulator responsibilities James Browne
Irish legislators have begun the process of defining the jurisdiction of the country’s new independent gambling regulator, agreed as part of the Interim Gaming and Lotteries Act.

Ireland’s new gambling regulator to launch in 2023

Ireland new gambling regulator 2023 launch
The Irish government has confirmed its new gambling regulator will begin operations in early 2023.   “Good progress has been made in driving this long sought reform on gambling regulation,” said James Browne, minister of state for law reform. “We are targeting some definite milestones in the year ahead including the publication of the General Scheme in Q3 and the appointment...

Launch of new gaming regulator delayed until 2021

Helen McEntee Ireland new Gaming Regulator delayed
The creation of a regulatory body for Ireland’s gaming industry will be delayed until at least next year, according to justice minister Helen McEntee.

Irish operators welcome potential rise in maximum slot machine stake

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Reforms to Ireland’s over half-a-century-old gaming legislation currently under discussion in the Oireachtas could see a significant increase in the maximum stake for lots machines..

Ireland looks to establish independent gaming regulator

David Stanton Junior Justice Minister Ireland gambling regulator
Junior justice minister David Stanton has confirmed the government plans to establish an independent gambling regulator by the end of next year.

New regulatory amendment could be a game-changer for Irish market

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Changes to the outdated Gaming and Lotteries Act are set to raise maximum stakes and prizes on gaming machines in Ireland for the first time in over half..

Demand for land-based gaming grows in Ireland despite outdated regulation

Irish Gaming Regulator David Stanton Gambling Legislation
While the number of gaming machines in Ireland continues to grow, the wheels of political change grind slowly, as the Irish government continues to drag..

European news round up: Ireland to open Hard Rock while Greece caught between rock and hard place

In Ireland, Hard Rock International has announced plans to open a new 120-room boutique hotel in central Dublin, in partnership with local hotel operator Tifco. The venue will occupy two existing structures which are due to be extensively remodelled, while the firm aims to open the four-star Hard Rock Hotel Dublin by the end of 2020. “This is an exciting opportunity...

Dublin casino operators given deadline to remove gaming machines

In late July, the Revenue Commissioners - the Irish Government agency responsible for taxation - issued enforcement letters to a number of casinos across Dublin giving them 21 days to remove unlicensed gambling machines from their premises. The operators had previously been warned to remove the machines but after failing to com- ply, the Revenue has now given them formal...

Ireland’s tax agency continues crackdown on casinos

The Revenue Commissioners is in the midst of a crackdown on tax and licensing non-compliance in the gaming sector, as Dublin’s casino operators continue to face uncertainty due to the lack of a clear legislative framework for the industry. The Revenue Commissioners - the Irish Government agency responsible for taxation - began a crackdown on the gaming sector last year,...

Macau seeking luck of the Irish with new direct flight path

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The Macau casino industry is set to benefit from an improved transportation link with Ireland as of June.   A trade mission by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce were given a tour of Macau aimed at boosting visibility of the casino hot spot, ahead of the launch of a new direct flight path from the Irish capital to Hong Kong. The route...

Irish government proposes independent gambling regulator

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  A new government proposal could see Ireland's gambling industry overseen by an independent regulatory body, provided it can first meet with the necessary legislative approval.   The Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton, briefed the Irish cabinet on 10 January and requested approval to draft a new general scheme of the Gambling Control Bill. There has been no...

Industry calls on Irish government to lay its regulatory cards on the table

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The gaming industry of Ireland is urgently in need of updated regulation contends GLAI director David Hickson, however another year has gone by with scant progress on the issue.   Another year has rolled round with little progress on Ireland’s new casino legislation, with the Gambling Control Bill 2013 left in political purgatory following repeated delays. The bill, drafted by Alan Shatter...

International support continues to grow with 47 nations represented at the first Gaming Africa

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Gaming professionals from Brazil to Botswana, Germany to Ghana and Lithuania to Lesotho will be amongst the delegates expected at the inaugural Gaming Africa, Clarion Gaming’s two day conference and learning symposium being held across 24th and 25th October in Johannesburg. Representatives from a total of 47 nations have registered to be part of the free to attend event, including...

Irish politicians get craic-ing on new casino legislation

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Irish lawmakers are hopeful that new gambling legislation will finally be voted on this year after languishing for almost four years.   Discussion regarding updating Ireland’s gambling regulations has been ongoing for over a decade in the Oireachtas but there has been little progress save for the Gambling Control Bill 2013, which has been repeatedly delayed due to what the Irish...