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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Online Gambling

This year
Online gambling among young Irish people almost quadruples between ages of 17 and 20
The study also found a ‘statistically significant’ association between ‘playing team sports and regularly gambling’.
All time
# Addiction
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.
# Long Time Coming
Casinos, gaming machines and online gambling to be overseen by independent regulator
The Gambling Control Bill, which has been gathering dust in Leinster House, is to be updated.
# paddy fair
Paddy Power and Betfair are getting into bed together - but who'll wear the pants?
It’s going to be bad news for the competition, experts say.
# Place your bets
Irish online gamblers in limbo after UK site wrongly took bets for weeks without noticing
Sportingbet say they are searching for a remedy that’s agreeable to Irish customers.
# sure thing
Gamble online? You're going to have to start paying tax on it
The 1% tax was planned four years ago but was delayed in Europe.
# Play Fair
Online gambling should offer players spending limits and alerts - Commission
New recommendations by the EU Commission aim to minimise potential financial harm to consumers.
# quids in
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.
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 why it’s worse than drug addiction.
# Poker
Online poker companies allowed to reuse domain names to refund US players
US authorities have brought charges including the facilitation of illegal gambling against 11 people involved in three of the biggest names in online poker.
Director of Dublin-based online poker company charged with fraud in US
Eleven people and three major poker sites – PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker – facing a number of different charges relating to unlawful internet gambling.
US charges major poker websites with bank fraud
PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker are accused of bribing banks to process transactions from illegal gambling.