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# Gambling

All time
# Paddywhackery
Paddy Power comes under fire over data breach
The Irish bookmakers has faced criticism over a data breach that occurred in 2010.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be spending limits on all online gambling websites?
It could be a way of safeguarding health and impact on finances.
# 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.
# jackpot
Government gets €765,000 a year from slot machines
Not from gambling themselves, we should add.
# Gambling
Sri Lanka says 'No' to casinos over prostitution fears
Australian gambling mogul James Packer is involved in the plans to build three super-luxury resorts, complete with casinos.
Paddy Power has stopped taking bets on Pistorius trial, but will still pay out
Over 1,000 bets were taken on the trial’s outcome under the controversial “Money Back If He Walks” campaign.
# Late Late Show
Last-minute winner brings in this 10-team €60,000 accumulator for lucky Cork punter
Johnnie Jackson’s late, late goal was worth more than three points.
# Addiction
McConville reveals 'lots of high profile players in bother' with gambling
The former Armagh footballer believes the number of ‘problem gamblers’ will continue to grow.
# Support
'It is becoming a growing concern' - GAA releases gambling guidelines
Two booklets have been produced in the hope of informing members about addiction and match-fixing.
# Cha-ching!
Bookies stung for millions as punters cash in on 'Curley Coup'
A massive gamble on a four-horse accumulator has cost bookmakers an estimated £2 million.
# Gambling
GAA promises support for players fighting gambling addiction
Gambling issue remains a top priority for the GAA and the GPA.
# All Cash
Ever wonder how likely you are to win on a scratch card?
Here’s how likely.
# Gambling
Gambling addiction cost Offaly footballer €5k in a single night
Niall McNamee lost an estimated €200,000 to gambling before he went into recovery.
# Gambling
At least three British footballers arrested on match-fixing charges
The Daily Telegraph sting uncovered a “fixer” who pledged access to lower-league football results.
# Addiction
GPA admit gambling amongst GAA players a ‘continuing worry’
Tyrone’s Cathal McCarron has become the latest inter-county star to struggle with the problem.
# happy mondays
Belfast punter scoops £100k with this Lucky 15
Paddy Power’s coffers took a dent yesterday…
# Gambling
Footballers' union backs chief Gordon Taylor amid gambling claims
The top players’ official has reportedly run up eye-watering betting debts.
# 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.
# Casinos
Law will regulate Ireland's 'new and dynamic' gambling sector
The proposed new law will limit the number and size of casinos that can operate in Ireland and was announced by Justice Minister Alan Shatter today.
# Ker-ching!
$591 million: Florida lottery winner is world's richest lottery millionaire
Only one jackpot has ever been bigger – but this weekend’s Powerball jackpot only had one winner.
# Paddy Power
Cashing in: Paddy Power revenue jumps
The success of the Irish owned bookmaker continues to grow thanks to online gambling.
# Gambling
9 things we learned from Paddy Power's annual report
How much did their early pay-out on Obama cost? And how successful were Nicklas Bendtner’s “Paddy Pants”?
# the gambler
Here's what it's like to be 27, Irish and gamble €5 MILLION in one year
Irishman John O’Shea left his job as an accountant to take up full-time gambling. This is how he got on.
# Money
Having a bad Cheltenham Festival? Don't worry, Floyd Mayweather lost $900k on one game
All in the game.
# Gambling
Online customers for Paddy Power double as profits grow
The bookmaker announced record profits of almost €140 million today.
# London 2012
ISA critical of 'malicious' Olympic betting allegations
Peter O’Leary escaped with a warning following an Olympic betting investigation, but Irish sailing bosses still have questions about the motive and timing of the allegations.
# Royal baby
Betting on baby: bookies in a tizzy over Royal offspring
Plus, how the British press reacted to the news (yes, they went nuts).
# It Could Be You
Euromillions denounced as 'the Devil's work' as website is hacked
“Oh you believers. Wine, games of chance, statues all augur impurity and are the work of the devil.”
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you gamble?
Paddy Power says its profits are up as more people bet online – but we’re wondering how often you fancy a flutter.
# Facebook
Concerns raised over Facebook 'real money' gambling app
As Facebook launches its first real-money gambling app, Bingo Friendzy, a TD has raised his concerns that children might be able to access it.
Column: Nick Leeson on why Seán Quinn is in denial
This week, the former trader says that he was most interested in how the former richest man in Ireland has been performing under media scrutiny…
# Gambling
Millions to be refunded to online poker players
The payment is part of a settlement between PokerStars and the US Department of Justice in New York.
# Gambling
Noonan unveils new laws to regulate offshore bookies
The Betting (Amendment) Bill 2012 may also encourage other bookmakers to develop their presence in Ireland.
# Tax
Noonan hopes for significant boost from new betting taxes
New rules will see online bets subject to the same tax as high street betting.
# Free Money
Man gets $1.5m in ATM error... and then gambles it away
Ronald Page now faces 15 months in prison after being unable to repay a bank which accidentally lent him $1.5 million.
# Pants
Paddy Power to cover Bendtner's underpants fine
The Denmark striker picked up a €100k fine for flashing his branded underwear during the Group B game with Portugal.
# Betting
You betcha! Check out the top three wagers of the GAA weekend
Having escaped from the office with €100 of our money, Ewan MacKenna spends the summer betting it wisely and promising us a profit via his three tips a week.
# Bad Monks
Video: Monks resign after footage shows them gambling and drinking
There was smoking too….