Tag Archives: ireland

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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FAI investigates suspicious betting on Irish football matches

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) are set to investigate this weekend’s League of Ireland First Division match between Cobh Ramblers vs Limerick FC in relation to suspicious betting. A 3-2 victory for underdogs Limerick has been placed under scrutiny with regards to betting activity witnessed on a market that is reported to have attracted ‘significant volume’ for an encounter that …

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Irish National Lottery appoints Andrew Algeo as new CEO

Premier Lotteries Ireland, the operating company of the Irish National Lottery, has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Algeo as inbound Chief Executive. The update sees, Premier Lotteries end its executive search to find Dermot Griffin’s replacement, who at the start of 2019, announced that he would end his 14-year tenure a leader of the company. Algeo is expected to takeover leadership …

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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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Ireland to drop 2% turnover tax for favoured two-tier approach

The Irish Independent has this weekend reported that the Dáil Éireann will move to present a two-tiered betting tax plan to the European Commission for EU-wide regulatory approval. Following extensive industry consultations, the Irish government is reported to be dropping its formerly approved ‘2% turnover betting tax’, moving towards a more favourable dual tax system differentiating between retail and digital …

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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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SportPesa backs Irish Football by joining FAI responsibility ranks

Kenyan betting group SportPesa has continued its aggressive European marketing expansion after confirming a two-year commercial partnership with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). Announcing the partnership at the FAI’s AVIVA Stadium in Dublin, SportPesa Marketing lead Shaun Simmonds confirmed that the betting group would fully commit to FAI’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. “We are delighted to announce this ground-breaking partnership …

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Brexit upheaval sees GVC shift focus to Ireland and Malta

With negotiations between the UK and the European Union (EU) still ongoing, and only 24 days until the formal departure date, GVC Holdings (GVC) has released its Brexit contingency plans which will see the online gambling company alter its operational strategy. No deal has yet been reached between the UK and the EU, and so it is difficult to say what …

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Irish betting nerves tested by critical tax judgement

Ireland is awaiting the final review of its proposed bookmakers’ turnover tax hike which would effectively double the tax that bookmakers are obliged to pay from one to two per cent. Numerous industry stakeholders have voiced concerns surrounding the damaging effects that the tax hike could have on the Irish gambling industry, and especially how the tax hike would affect …

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6 of the Best – W2 Global Data’s Gary Pine

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Gary Pine, Chief Product Officer at W2 Global Data. Keep reading for more on Pine’s eight-day Asian adventure, his ‘go to’ album, where to find the best atmosphere in world rugby and why weekend lycra is now “the order of the day”. Best Holiday Having recently returned to the office from a Christmas break in …

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