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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Problem Gambling

This week
4th June 2023 - 9th June 2023
# Gambling Addiction
The 'hidden victims' of the hidden addiction: Problem gambling and its impact on family members
“They had to change their lives because of what gambling addiction had done.”
Last month
May 2023
Irish Lotto's new 'schedule play' feature described as 'concerning' by problem gambling experts
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
The feature allows players to set up continuous plays for up to 12-months which Professor Colin O’Gara says is “increasing the frequency of gambling”.
Last year
# Gambling
There are an estimated 12,000 problem gamblers in Ireland, health report finds
The most common type of gambling was the buying of a lottery ticket or scratch card.
All time
# Sports gambling
Poll: Do you think sports gambling ads should be banned?
The president released a statement on the matter today.
# Problem Gambling
Michael D Higgins describes TV gambling ads as a 'scourge' as he urges debate around the issue
President Higgins said debate around gambling in Ireland is to be welcomed.
# Gambling
'Not fit for purpose': Problem gambling supports 'lumped in' with alcohol and drug addiction services
When established, the gambling regulator will set up a “social fund” to help provide problem gambling treatment.
# Problem Gambling
'We've reached a point of no return - it's an epidemic': Problem gambling fears raised as bookie revenues soar
Long-awaited gambling regulations are due to be introduced later in the year.
# extern
Problem gambling charity faces threat of closure as government urged to fund services
Sinn Féin’s Thomas Gould has urged the government to provide funding for Extern.
# Betting Tax
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.
# Health Research Board
There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland
The proportion of problem gamblers in Ireland is far lower than in Northern Ireland, according to data from the Health Research Board.
# Addiction
'They're not your friend': Warning over bookmakers as Cheltenham festival begins
The Rutland Centre has said they are seeing more people affected by problem gambling.
# Davy Glennon
"I was feeling, isolated. I didn't know who to tell": Galway hurler urges action on gambling
Speaking on Claire Byrne last night, Galway hurler Davy Glennon detailed his chronic gambling addiction