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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Gambling

All time
# bookie ban
Self exclusion and age checks - new legislation to curb gambling habits in Irish children
Alan Shatter’s Gambling Control Bill looks likely to finally see the light of day in 2017.
# Hedge your bets
What can be done to tackle the gambling crisis in the GAA?
Is the Association fighting a losing battle?
# Gambling
Outgoing chairman reveals two Galway club teams made bets on their key GAA games
Noel Treacy has called for more to be done to tackle problem gambling in Gaelic games.
# Allegations
Joey Barton under investigation after allegedly betting on Celtic match
The Scottish Football Association is looking into claims that the midfielder gambled on the Bhoys’ Champions League loss to Barcelona.
# Sex addiction
Senator: Sex addiction is causing devastation in some Irish families
Senator Frances Black said the devastation it causes to families is just as palpable as if their family member were addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling,
# hidden problem
Tipperary’s 2006 All-Ireland minor hurling final hero reveals gambling nightmare
Timmy Dalton has revealed all in a wide-ranging interview this morning.
# hidden problem
Funding is needed 'before it's too late' - there's a surge in gambling addiction in Irish men (and women)
The numbers of people presenting with a gambling problem at Dublin’s Rutland Centre have trebled in just two years.
# lenny
'When I eventually blew every cent I had on a 50-1 horse, I just about hit rock bottom'
Former Dublin footballer John Leonard on gambling addiction and how the GAA can help.
# Place your bets
College students tell stories of gambling their rent money and losing at Cheltenham
Student Unions are warning about an increase in problem gambling.
# a beaten docket
Gambling machines seized as part of busts on illegal casinos
Police in Northern Ireland arrested two men earlier today as part of a wider operation.
# serious failings
Paddy Power encouraged gambler until he lost his job, family and home - report
An investigation by the UK Gambling Commission found some oversights on the part of the company.
# Kenya
Gambler stoned to death by mob after killing two people with sword at casino
The man reportedly flew into a rage after losing about €260.
# Gambling
Punter wins legal battle against Dublin betting company
A District Court decree for €13,835 was upheld against Sports Spread Betting (Ireland) Ltd, Ballsbridge, Dublin.
# Money Money Money
The Powerball jackpot is now $1.5bn and people are going nuts
As you would.
# Flutter
The Premier League bets to consider this weekend
The bread-and-butter football is back after this week’s international excitement.
# blood sport
Inside the lucrative and cut-throat world of US fantasy sports
Welcome to the wild west of online gaming.
# What a Shout
Everton's late goals were worth A LOT to one punter last night
This guy owes Romelu Lukaku a pint.
# Predictions
5 Premier League bets to consider this weekend
United to hit the net early and other tips to consider for this weekend’s fixtures.
# 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.
# Unbackable
Floyd Mayweather's next opponent is one of the biggest underdogs in boxing history
Mayweather is listed as 1/200 with some bookmakers
# Organised Crime
Police have seized two BILLION euro from the mafia
The gang “recycled an enormous amount of ‘dirty’ money through the use of gaming accounts”.
# Smartphones
Do you know someone with a 'secret' gambling problem?
“Technology has had a profound impact on gambling,” according the authors of a new Irish study.
# Road To Recovery
'I couldn't see a way out. My intention was to end my life', says former snooker champion
Willie Thorne has revealed he attempted suicide last year after racking up a reported £1m in gambling debts.
# a beaten docket
Ladbrokes restructuring could mean 200+ job loses
It has been reported today that as many as 60 stores could be set to close.
# only one winner
Why today was a bad day for bookies at Cheltenham, but they don't really care
It’s not just about getting their hands on your money for one or two races, you see.
# bets are off
'Would you give out free sachets of coke with a newspaper?'
The run-up to Cheltenham can be a very difficult time of year for those with a gambling addiction.
# step away from the internet
Senator warns of need to stop 'Lotto junkies'
Will recent machine problems lead to a surge in online gambling?
# Cash Accumulators
Paddy Power has been taking in record bets - but how many are winners?
Last year was a big one for the betting chain.
# Bad Beat
The excruciating randomness of gambling on rugby summed up in one betting slip
This slip proves that the bookies know more about rugby than everyone except Joe Schmidt.
# Gambling
No cigarette-style warnings on betting slips ... for now
Do you think they’re a good idea?
# 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.
# Winner winner
Poll: How often do you do the lotto?
Would you buy a ticket every week or just the odd time?
# Ker-ching!
These guys have made a million-euro company from your office 'last man standing' comps
The Irish company which runs the competitions in offices across the nation is barely a year old
JACKPOT! Police seize over 100 gaming machines in illegal gambling sting
The roulette machines seized are worth an estimated £100,000 each.
# race is run
One of Dublin's two greyhound stadiums is to be closed and sold
Planning permission for Harold’s Cross will be sought before it’s put on the market.
# a dog's life
Irish greyhounds are going global, but industry still gone to dogs
Greyhound board pens deal to take local races to William Hill’s online gamblers.
# upping the stakes
Irish bookies won't be subject to new UK gambling regulation
Four of the UK’s biggest bookmakers have come together to self impose a number of new advertising regulations.
Opinion: 'I saw my wife's face and I couldn't hide from it any more. I had to stop gambling'
An anonymous contributor says it doesn’t matter what way you gamble, it comes down to losing control over it.
# Paddy whacked
Canny punters give Paddy's profits a €34 million kicking
But they still made over €60 million so far this year, so our sympathies are limited.
# social roulette
Have you been affected by gambling?
A new Irish study needs participants – and it will all be anonymous.