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EGBA backs Independent Regulator as key Irish directive

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has backed a proposal from Irish Minister David Stanton to establish an independent regulator by 2020 to govern a reformed Irish gambling sector. Stanton seeks to establish an independent regulator as part of Ireland revamping its national gambling regulatory framework, introducing the mandate of the amended ‘Gaming & Lotteries Bill 2019’. “EGBA welcomes …

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Irish government pledges to establish independent regulator by 2020

The Irish government’s proposals to establish an independent gambling regulator to oversee the licencing of all gambling operators has received the ‘full backing’ of the industry, according to junior minister David Stanton. According to the Fine Gael MP, the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill will oversee licensing in addition to establishing a social fund to provide treatment for gambling addicts, …

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David Stanton – Ireland hurt by gambling reform delays

Addressing Irish Parliament last week, David Stanton Fine Gael MP detailed to a Justice Committee his frustrations at delays in introducing new gambling laws to Ireland. Although the Irish government has approved the mandate of the  Gaming & Lotteries (Amendment) Bill, which will establish a new independent regulator monitoring the Irish gambling industry – Stanton maintains that Ireland has been hurt …

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Irish minister calls for problem gambling to be treated as a public health issue

Irish Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, David Stanton, has suggested that problem gambling should be treated as a public health issue, as opposed to an issue with regulation. Stanton, who is responsible for overseeing regulation in the Irish betting industry, has claimed that imposing more stringent controls on the industry is a possibility, but it …

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IBA pushes for the introduction of a new gambling control bill

The Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) has expressed its hopes towards the introduction of a Gambling Control Bill and an Independent regulator, as published in its inter-departmental group report. Irish Minister of State, David Stanton, noted that with a fast-evolving industry and changing demographics, “the State’s licensing and regulatory approach” must also adapt. He added: “Incremental change is not a viable …

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Irish Dáil confirms new gambling authority for revamped market

A key week for Irish gambling sees the Dáil confirm that a new gambling regulatory authority will be formed, tasked with monitoring and regulating all components of Irish online and retail gambling/betting. The new authority will act as an independent body reporting to Ireland’s Department of Justice, in which Its formation forms the key directive of a report submitted by …

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Critical Mandate… IBA Ireland backs new Trust with €1 million funding

Irish betting/gambling stakeholders have agreed to establish the ‘Gambling Awareness Trust’, aiming to improve Ireland’s problem-gambling harm networks, counselling, research and treatment. The Trust has been established as an independent charity and has received a commitment of €1 million in initial funding from the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). In its mandate, the Gambling Awareness Trust seeks to fund research of …

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Ireland revamps ‘Control Bill’ seeking to create new independent industry regulator

The Irish government has tabled a proposition for the betting/gambling sectors to be overseen by a new independent regulatory body. The mandate for an independent regulator has been propositioned by Irish Minister of State for Equality and Integration David Stanton, who seeks to amend provisions of the country’s Gambling Control Bill. The 2013 bill proposed the development of a ‘gambling …

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