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Poll: Should Ireland's new gambling laws allow for 'super casinos'?

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has effectively ruled out developments like the proposed Twomileborris large-scale casino. Has he done the right thing? You tell us…

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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’?


Poll Results:

No (660)
Yes, but only a small number of them (435)
Yes, unlimited numbers (174)
I don't know (28)




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