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# Gambling

Last month
January 2023
# ESRI
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’.
Last year
2022
# Mental Health
Online gambling causing surge of suicidal young men in A&E, NHS clinic says
Earlier this year the NHS stopped taking cash from the gambling industry for the treatment of people suffering addiction
# Gambling
Gambling ads to be banned before 9pm watershed under new laws
The Gambling Regulation Bill was approved by Cabinet this morning.
# Gambling
After years of delays, Govt appoints the first ever gambling regulator to oversee sector
Campaigners have long said the industry cannot be allowed to self-regulate.
# Your Say
Poll: Should all gambling ads be banned before 9pm?
The Oireachtas Justice Committee wants gambling ads to be banned before the 9pm watershed.
# 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
# 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.
# Gambling
Labour calls for ban on free bets from bookies as they act as 'introduction to gambling' for young people
A Bill proposed by Senator Mark Wall would ban gambling advertisements in Ireland.
# 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.
Voices
Opinion: We don’t allow ads for smoking so why should gambling be any different?
As Labour brings legislation this week to tackle the issue, party senator Mark Wall says it’s time to fight back against gambling ads.
# Development
Fifa dismisses appeal against Kieran Trippier betting ban
The 30-year-old Atletico Madrid and defender was hit with a 10-week suspension last month.
# 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
Trippier told friend to 'lump on' him joining Atletico Madrid from Spurs via WhatsApp
The England full-back was banned for 10 weeks and fined by the FA’s independent regulatory commission, although that has since been suspended pending an appeal.
# Gambling
'In 10 years, we'll ask how we let it get so out of control': Psychiatrists call for urgent action on gambling
A new position paper from the College of Psychiatrists in Ireland has said five measures are needed to tackle this “public health crisis”.
# Betting
UK began a landmark review into its gambling laws this week - Ireland doesn't even have a regulator yet
Legislation that would create a regulator in Ireland was first proposed by the government seven years ago.
# loot boxes
Ireland 'far behind the curve' on gambling laws as warning sounded on 'insidious' loot boxes in video games
The long-awaited gambling regulator will review laws around loot boxes in video games – but it isn’t clear when it’ll be set up.
# Banned
Ex-Wales and Lions coach Howley reveals loss of his sister led to gambling problems
The 49-year-old was sent home from the 2019 World Cup and handed a nine-month suspension from sport.
# Covid-19
Betting shops to close as part of shutdown in Britain
Restrictions will be reviewed on monthly basis.
# 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
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
Betting on racing and a dystopian race to the bottom
Johnny Ward brings backers and layers alike to book.
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.
# 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.
# ge2020
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.
# 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.
# Your Say
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.
# issue
FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website
Bookmaker Bet365 showed 23 third-round matches last weekend.
# Looking Back
Wayne Rooney opens up on gambling struggle and how it threatened his career
‘It sucks you in,’ the Derby County player admitted.
# Dublin
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.
# Bingo
Lobbyists big winners as government revises bingo bill after protests
It comes after a protest at the Dáil on Tuesday.
# Bingo
'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
Government planning to limit gaming machine maximum payouts to €500
The gambling industry in Ireland is governed by the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956.
# Paddy Power
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.
# betting duty
'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.
# Hooked
'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.
# One armed bandits
'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
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.
# Legislation
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.
# Addiction
'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.