Ireland takes the long-road to re-regulation

Last December, the three parties forming Ireland’s tri-coalition government published ‘The Gambling Regulation Bill 2022’ – settling on definitive terms needed to overhaul the Republic’s near-century old laws governing gambling under the Betting Act of 1931.

As pledged, 2023 was marked as the year in which Ireland would finally launch its new gambling regime, to be governed by a dedicated government body and protecting its consumers via a national self-exclusion scheme.

Yet since July, the Bill appears stuck in the Dáil under parliamentary review, as a final text is yet to be submitted to the Seanad Éireann, Ireland’s Senate for final approval by the end of year.

Though the government cites that terms are settled, concerns appear on legacy issues facing gambling in Ireland with regards to measuring problem-gambling, consumer rights and the legal remit of its new governing body.

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