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# gambling - Thursday 29 August, 2013

From The42 Footballers' union backs chief Gordon Taylor amid gambling claims Gambling

Footballers' union backs chief Gordon Taylor amid gambling claims

The top players’ official has reportedly run up eye-watering betting debts.

# gambling - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Paddy Power profits up 12 per cent in first half of 2013

A battering at Cheltenham hit betting shops, but betting firm Paddy Power has still made €77 million in profit so far this year.

# gambling - Monday 15 July, 2013

Law will regulate Ireland's 'new and dynamic' gambling sector

The proposed new law will limit the number and size of casinos that can operate in Ireland and was announced by Justice Minister Alan Shatter today.

# gambling - Sunday 19 May, 2013

$591 million: Florida lottery winner is world's richest lottery millionaire

Only one jackpot has ever been bigger – but this weekend’s Powerball jackpot only had one winner.

# gambling - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Cashing in: Paddy Power revenue jumps

The success of the Irish owned bookmaker continues to grow thanks to online gambling.

# gambling - Monday 15 April, 2013

From The42 9 things we learned from Paddy Power's annual report Gambling

9 things we learned from Paddy Power's annual report

How much did their early pay-out on Obama cost? And how successful were Nicklas Bendtner’s “Paddy Pants”?

# gambling - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

From The42 Here's what it's like to be 27, Irish and gamble €5 MILLION in one year The Gambler This post contains videos

Here's what it's like to be 27, Irish and gamble €5 MILLION in one year

Irishman John O’Shea left his job as an accountant to take up full-time gambling. This is how he got on.

# gambling - Thursday 14 March, 2013

From The42 Having a bad Cheltenham Festival? Don't worry, Floyd Mayweather lost $900k on one game Money

# gambling - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Online customers for Paddy Power double as profits grow

The bookmaker announced record profits of almost €140 million today.

# gambling - Friday 7 December, 2012

From The42 ISA critical of 'malicious' Olympic betting allegations London 2012

ISA critical of 'malicious' Olympic betting allegations

Peter O’Leary escaped with a warning following an Olympic betting investigation, but Irish sailing bosses still have questions about the motive and timing of the allegations.

# gambling - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge Betting on baby: bookies in a tizzy over Royal offspring Royal Baby

Betting on baby: bookies in a tizzy over Royal offspring

Plus, how the British press reacted to the news (yes, they went nuts).

# gambling - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Euromillions denounced as 'the Devil's work' as website is hacked

“Oh you believers. Wine, games of chance, statues all augur impurity and are the work of the devil.”

# gambling - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Poll: How often do you gamble? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you gamble?

Paddy Power says its profits are up as more people bet online – but we’re wondering how often you fancy a flutter.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know this morning.

# gambling - Thursday 9 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Concerns raised over Facebook 'real money' gambling app

As Facebook launches its first real-money gambling app, Bingo Friendzy, a TD has raised his concerns that children might be able to access it.

# gambling - Monday 6 August, 2012

Column: Nick Leeson on why Seán Quinn is in denial

This week, the former trader says that he was most interested in how the former richest man in Ireland has been performing under media scrutiny…

# gambling - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Millions to be refunded to online poker players

The payment is part of a settlement between PokerStars and the US Department of Justice in New York.

# gambling - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Noonan unveils new laws to regulate offshore bookies

The Betting (Amendment) Bill 2012 may also encourage other bookmakers to develop their presence in Ireland.

# gambling - Monday 9 July, 2012

Noonan hopes for significant boost from new betting taxes Tax

Noonan hopes for significant boost from new betting taxes

New rules will see online bets subject to the same tax as high street betting.

# gambling - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Man gets $1.5m in ATM error... and then gambles it away Free Money

Man gets $1.5m in ATM error... and then gambles it away

Ronald Page now faces 15 months in prison after being unable to repay a bank which accidentally lent him $1.5 million.

# gambling - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

From The42 Paddy Power to cover Bendtner's underpants fine Pants

Paddy Power to cover Bendtner's underpants fine

The Denmark striker picked up a €100k fine for flashing his branded underwear during the Group B game with Portugal.

# gambling - Friday 25 May, 2012

From The42 You betcha! Check out the top three wagers of the GAA weekend Betting

You betcha! Check out the top three wagers of the GAA weekend

Having escaped from the office with €100 of our money, Ewan MacKenna spends the summer betting it wisely and promising us a profit via his three tips a week.

# gambling - Saturday 12 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: Monks resign after footage shows them gambling and drinking Bad Monks This post contains videos

Video: Monks resign after footage shows them gambling and drinking

There was smoking too….

# gambling - Monday 7 May, 2012

Ruairí Quinn raises concerns over gambling exposure on school tours

Asked about tours of greyhound stadia, the minister said betting activities were “not appropriate” for children.

# gambling - Thursday 3 May, 2012

New casino to create 50 jobs in Dublin

The Penthouse Casino and Card Club is due to open this month.

# gambling - Thursday 19 April, 2012

3D Corporate Financial Document of the Day 3D

3D Corporate Financial Document of the Day

Paddy Power’s 2011 Annual Report is out this week – and almost all of its many illustrations are drawn in 3D.

# gambling - Sunday 18 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…

# gambling - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Paddy Power hopes to make Italy some offers it can't refuse

The Irish bookie has announced plans to enter into the Italian market ahead of Euro 2012, when the two countries will meet.

# gambling - Monday 5 March, 2012

Surge on online betting sends Paddy Power profit up 16 per cent

Over €4.5 billion was bet with Paddy Power last year, sending its pre-tax profit up to €121m with dividends of €1 per share.

# gambling - Friday 2 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Cyprus drops gambling charges against elderly women Cyprus

Cyprus drops gambling charges against elderly women

Around 40 women, one of whom is 98, were facing illegal gambling charges over their weekly poker sessions.

From The Daily Edge 98-year-old woman facing gambling charges in Cyprus Cyprus

98-year-old woman facing gambling charges in Cyprus

Dozens of elderly women have been summoned to court over their weekly poker party.

# gambling - Sunday 29 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: The weather gets worse, Brazilian bikinis get bigger, and Leo Varadkar gets his say…

# gambling - Saturday 21 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Abusive emails, alcohol tests and a triple limb transplant…

Column: ‘I’d lost over a grand gambling by 11 on Christmas morning’

A casino might close – but online gambling goes on all the time, everywhere. Former addict Marc tells TheJournal.ie why it’s worse than drug addiction.

# gambling - Friday 20 January, 2012

From The42 I lost £288k in one night spread-betting on cricket, admits Didi Hamann Howzat?

I lost £288k in one night spread-betting on cricket, admits Didi Hamann

Anfield favourite says he battled alcohol and gambling problems in the wake of his marriage break-up.

# gambling - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

From The42 Floyd Mayweather Jr won a $333,333 bet last night Flutter

Floyd Mayweather Jr won a $333,333 bet last night

No, he’s not gone to jail just yet. Check out this docket from Money Mayweather last night.

# gambling - Friday 30 December, 2011

From The42 'I was devastated' says Betfair chief after Leopardstown blunder Sorry

'I was devastated' says Betfair chief after Leopardstown blunder

Betting exchange boss Stephen Morana says lessons have been learned from Christmas Festival fiasco.

# gambling - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

From The42 Betfair pins €25m Leopardstown blunder on ‘obvious technical fault’ Uh Oh

Betfair pins €25m Leopardstown blunder on ‘obvious technical fault’

The exchange has voided all in-running bets on the woodiesdiy.com Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown after €1.9m was matched on the winner at 28/1.

# gambling - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Bookies make Higgins favourite after Gallagher support 'evaporates'

All the major bookies have now made Michael D Higgins their favourite to win the Presidency, though Gallagher should top the poll.