Tag Archives: Colin Regan

Irish Labour Party launches Bill targeting gambling advertising

The Irish Labour Party has launched draft legislation with the intention of banning the advertisement of gambling, following similar calls by sporting bodies. If successful, the Party’s Gambling (Prohibition of Advertising) Bill 2021, would ban all gambling advertising in Ireland, separating the gaming industry from sports and entertainment. “Gambling addiction is a silent scourge across the nation, which is why …

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Ireland’s GAA and GPA call for ban on betting ads during live games

Two of Ireland’s leading sports organisations, the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) and Gaelic Players Association (GPA), have argued for new regulations targeting gambling advertisements. This is not the first time that the GPA has expressed its opinions on gambling’s presence within sports across the country.  Last year, the GPA showed its support for a gambling overhaul, having been in discussions …

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GAA urges Irish government to ban underage Gaelic Games wagering

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has pleaded for further amendments to Ireland’s 2013 Gambling Control Bill, with a view to prohibit wagering on underage/minor games (under 18)   The governing body of Gaelic Games (hurling and Gaelic football) has requested for the banning of wagers at inter-county level, citing the future integrity of the sports and youth development matters. Following …

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