JUSTICE MINISTER Alan Shatter has announced an overhaul of Ireland’s gambling legislation.
The law will create provisions for more medium-sized developments but so-called ‘super casinos’ – like that which had been proposed for Twomileborris in Co Tipperary – will not be permitted.
Shatter said yesterday that large casino developments would “attract other activities that are not desirable and pose a particular risk to vulnerable people”. In the comments section on TheJournal.ie’s report on the new legislation yesterday, some readers argued that the restriction on larger casinos would block a source of revenue and employment in the country.
What do you think? Should Ireland’s new gambling laws allow for ‘super casinos’?