Ireland: High stakes
As Ireland's Gaming and Lotteries Act reaches its 50th anniversary, Rob Corbet examines the current state of regulation and argues the case for radical reform of this outmoded legislation
The Gaming and Lotteries Act is 50 years old this year. The Act was originally designed to protect Irish consumers from the dangers of slot machines, casinos and unscrupulous lotteries. However, 50 years on, its scope continues to inhibit bona fide sales promotions, while being largely ignored in practice by an emerging Irish casino industry.
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