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#Gambling

# gambling - Friday 20 March, 2020

From The42 Betting shops to close as part of shutdown in Britain Covid-19

Betting shops to close as part of shutdown in Britain

Restrictions will be reviewed on monthly basis.

From The42 Lack of live sport may increase risk of problematic gambling, warns charity Moving Online

Lack of live sport may increase risk of problematic gambling, warns charity

There is still plenty to wager on, even if there is very little sport ongoing.

# gambling - Monday 2 March, 2020

From The42 Sturridge handed worldwide ban until June over betting rule offences Gambling

Sturridge handed worldwide ban until June over betting rule offences

The 30-year-old English striker was released by Turkish club Trabzonspor earlier today.

# gambling - Friday 28 February, 2020

From The42 Betting on racing and a dystopian race to the bottom Gambling

Betting on racing and a dystopian race to the bottom

Johnny Ward brings backers and layers alike to book.

# gambling - Monday 24 February, 2020

From The42 GPA call on GAA to ban gambling ads during live broadcasts of games and hurlers against black card

GPA call on GAA to ban gambling ads during live broadcasts of games and hurlers against black card

The matter will be discussed at a meeting of the GAA Central Council.

# gambling - Saturday 1 February, 2020

From The42 'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk' Addiction

'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'

Former jockey John Gillen on his life before and after his descent into alcoholism.

# gambling - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil

Jim O’Callaghan said a Gambling Regulator needs to be in place by the end of the year.

# gambling - Monday 20 January, 2020

From The42 'I wrote a letter to the Scottish FA self-reporting my gambling' - Hamilton coach Issue

'I wrote a letter to the Scottish FA self-reporting my gambling' - Hamilton coach

Brian Rice has been praised after openly discussing his problems.

# gambling - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Poll: Do you think the use of credit cards for betting should be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the use of credit cards for betting should be banned?

Gambling firms’ share prices fell upon the announcement of the ban.

# gambling - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

From The42 FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website Issue

FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website

Bookmaker Bet365 showed 23 third-round matches last weekend.

# gambling - Friday 3 January, 2020

From The42 Wayne Rooney opens up on gambling struggle and how it threatened his career Looking Back

Wayne Rooney opens up on gambling struggle and how it threatened his career

‘It sucks you in,’ the Derby County player admitted.

# gambling - Monday 16 December, 2019

Fitzwilliam Card Club closes after 16 years citing 'legal threat' of new gambling laws

The closure will result in the loss of almost 80 jobs at the Dublin 2 private members club.

# gambling - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests

It comes after a protest at the Dáil on Tuesday.

# gambling - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

'Hands off our balls': Bingo players protest Dail over changes to winnings

Around 50 bingo players were bussed to the Dáil this morning to protest a bill that they say could see their winnings cut in half.

# gambling - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Government planning to limit gaming machine maximum payouts to €500

The gambling industry in Ireland is governed by the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956.

# gambling - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Man smashed 12 televisions in Cork bookies 'for ruining his life'

Philip Barry, who was homeless at the time of the office, caused €15,000 worth of damage.

# gambling - Sunday 29 September, 2019

'No compelling case': Minister slaps down calls for betting tax change ahead of Budget

Minister Donohoe said his officials had “insufficient legal certainty” to change how it taxes the sector.

# gambling - Friday 19 July, 2019

'I fell in love with them from the first day': How Ireland's slot machine habit fuels addiction

As many as 40,000 of the machines may be in use across the country as the industry operates virtually unchecked.

# gambling - Thursday 18 July, 2019

'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry

Despite a recent crackdown, gaming operators continue to openly flout bans in many parts of the country.

# gambling - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

From The42 Paul Scholes charged after allegedly placing 140 football bets over 3-year period Gambling

Paul Scholes charged after allegedly placing 140 football bets over 3-year period

The ex-Man United and England midfielder has until 26 April to respond.

# gambling - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Gambling regulator could take 18 months to set up, says Taoiseach

Measures first mooted in the Gambling Control Bill (2013) are finally set to be enacted by government.

# gambling - Monday 18 March, 2019

'Action is needed now': New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services

The trust receives funding from the gambling industry and will be run by a board which includes two former junior ministers.

# gambling - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Government resisted lobbying on betting duty but won't use the funds for problem gambling services

An extra €50 million is set to be raised from the betting duty this year, and activists are asking for even 10% of it for problem gambling.

# gambling - Friday 1 March, 2019

Man who set up gambling support group in Cork Prison steals €6.9k cash to go on gambling spree

Ian O’Sullivan appeared in court over the theft of €6,901 in cash and €4,000 in cheques from Musgraves.

# gambling - Friday 15 February, 2019

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

The HSE has provided figures on the age and geographic breakdown of some of those who enter treatment for gambling addiction.

# gambling - Monday 4 February, 2019

'Not drifting towards a gambling crisis, we're in the middle of one': 800 addiction cases treated by HSE

The HSE has admitted its own figures don’t come close to painting a picture of the extent of problem gambling in Ireland.

# gambling - Saturday 12 January, 2019

How and why the brain decides whether to hold 'em or fold 'em

A team of researchers are John Hopkins University has found out why the brain makes high-risk decisions.

# gambling - Thursday 6 December, 2018

From The42 Betting adverts to be banned 'whistle-to-whistle' during live sports broadcasts in the UK Gambling

Betting adverts to be banned 'whistle-to-whistle' during live sports broadcasts in the UK

Between 28,000 and 40,000 people in Ireland suffer from a gambling disorder.

# gambling - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Poll: Should gambling companies be limited in how they advertise? Roll Of The Dice This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gambling companies be limited in how they advertise?

High profile GAA players have shared stories about how gambling addictions affected their lives – so should gambling ads be restricted?

# gambling - Friday 23 November, 2018

Tougher rules for bookmakers under new money laundering rules

New rules targeting money laundering were announced today by the government.

# gambling - Friday 19 October, 2018

Drug dealing criminals using bookmakers' online accounts to stash money

The practice is particularly prevalent in Irish prisons.

# gambling - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Paddy Power Betfair fined £2.2m after failing to stop stolen money being gambled

The British Gambling Commission also found that PPB “failed to adequately interact with customers who were displaying signs of problem gambling”.

# gambling - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Ireland's gambling epidemic: 'Find a corner and you'll be left alone 'til you're penniless'

One treatment expert said he is concerned, in particular, about young people who can very quickly gamble all of their money away online.

# gambling - Saturday 18 August, 2018

The cost of playing the Lotto is going up

The cost of the Lotto Plus draws will both increase by 50 cent.

# gambling - Friday 17 August, 2018

Poll: Should gambling firms be able to sponsor sporting organisations/events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gambling firms be able to sponsor sporting organisations/events?

The FAI is said to be considering cutting ties with betting firm, Ladbrokes.

# gambling - Saturday 4 August, 2018

'A gambler can lose everything in an instant, destroying countless lives around them in the process'

‘We probably won’t know the impact of online gambling on our society for another ten years’, writes John Halligan.

# gambling - Monday 30 July, 2018

Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports?

There’s a sharper focus on sports adverts and the detrimental effect they could have on young people.

Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport

He said that he was concerned when he read some of the cases of gambling among sporting athletes.

# gambling - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'I was a compulsive liar. I was a thief. I was doing whatever I could to con people'

Davy Glennon said his mother remortgaged the family home to repay his gambling debts.

# gambling - Thursday 26 April, 2018

From The42 'I've a wife and a child at home. I have to go home and be in some kind of humour for them' In For A Penny This post contains videos

'I've a wife and a child at home. I have to go home and be in some kind of humour for them'

We followed a bookmaker at Punchestown on the opening day to find out what a big festival is like from the bookies’ point-of-view, whether that’s big wins or losses.

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