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Sports Betting

article Paddy Power leads charge in new US land rush
(Ireland) -- The starting gun has gone off in the United States' most lucrative race since the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893. This time it isn't about land, it is...
article New Gaming Bill Proposed in Ireland – Is Betting Affected?
(Ireland) -- Gambling, or gaming as it’s commonly referred to as, has been legal in Ireland since the 1950s, but the Gambling and Lotteries Act of 1956 is anything...
article Horse-Racing Channel Ready at Gate for Legal U.S. Sports Betting
(Ireland) -- Kip Levin’s landlord is trying to take back some of the vacant offices his company rents in Los Angeles. But the head of the largest U.S. horse-racing...
article Betting firms ‘should be taken out of sports sponsorship’
(Ireland) -- Betting firms as well as alcohol companies should be taken out of sports sponsorship to help combat gambling addiction, a conference on ethics in sport has...
article Sports Gambling Is Quant Trading Firm's Way to Beat Market Odds
(Ireland) -- Susquehanna International Group has always embraced game theory, taking employees to baseball games and using poker as a tool for teaching its traders. Now...
article Despite new FA stance, clubs' seedy relationship with gambling companies as strong as ever
(Ireland) -- IT WAS FOUR years ago when the former Bolton striker Kevin Davies wrote about a team-mate who was checking his phone in the toilet during half-time of a...
article OP/ED: GAA cannot afford to hedge bets on gambling
(Ireland) -- When news emerged about irregular betting patterns in an Athlone Town soccer match against Longford recently, there was shock and horror. Seemingly, a lot...
article Paddy Power Betfair expects full-year growth despite unfavourable sports results
(Ireland) -- Paddy Power Betfair has said that despite unfavourable sports results during the fourth quarter, it expects full-year revenue to increase by 18% year-on-...
article Gambling addiction in sport will become 'huge issue'
(Ireland) -- The new president of the Law Society believes betting companies should be restricted from advertising at sporting events as gambling addiction is "the...
article Boxing body awaits outcome of IOC inquiry into alleged gambling
(Ireland) -- The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) has said it is awaiting the outcome of an investigation into allegations that two Irish boxers at the Rio...
article Former Galway star Campbell welcomes ban on gambling on underage events
(Ireland) -- Former Galway hurler Justin Campbell has welcomed the news that leading bookmakers Paddy Power and Boylesports will stop taking bets on underage sports...
article Michael Ring calls for ban on gambling on underage sport
(Ireland) -- Former Minister for Sport, Fine Gael TD Michael Ring says he is “appalled” by outdated legislation that allows gambling to take place on...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Irish teenagers being treated by psychiatrists for gaming addiction
(Ireland) -- Psychiatrists have started to treat young teenagers in Ireland for gaming addiction. Last year the World Health Organisation made it official that digital...
1 Article on this Issue


article Northern Ireland’s McLeans and Toals Opt for FOBTs Restriction
(Ireland) -- The Fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have been the cause of some political divide and concern for gaming businesses and politicians in the United...
article Northern Ireland bookies urged to bring fixed-odds betting stake in line with rest of UK
(Ireland) -- Ladbrokes led the way by announcing last November that it was cutting the stake in FOBTs - dubbed the crack cocaine of high street gambling - in Northern...
article Northern Ireland politicians to debate FOBT stake limit
(Ireland) -- Belfast City Council will discuss plans to call on all gambling operators to follow Ladbrokes’ lead by voluntarily reducing the maximum stake on fixed...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

William Hill

article William Hill bemoans high street as profits to drop 15%
(Ireland) -- William Hill expects full year profits to drop 15 per cent, with the bookmaker blaming conditions on the high street. The bookmaker said that adjusted...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Ireland due for gambling tax rise
(Ireland) -- Despite the country’s gambling industry predicting shop closures and financial losses, Ireland will double taxes on gambling next week. The government is...
1 Article on this Issue

Choctaw Nation

article Choctaw Native American leads Tipperary famine walk, compares to “Trail of Tears”
(Ireland) -- The Choctaw Nation’s Irish potato famine relief and the way they helped Ireland during the Great Hunger was remembered once again at the Famine 1848...
article Choctaw Chief to visit sculpture that commemorates his nation's generosity during Irish famine
(Ireland) -- In 1847, the Native American Choctaw people collected money for the Irish famine, despite living in conditions of starvation and poverty themselves. They...
article Sculpture marks Choctaw generosity to Irish famine victims
(Ireland) -- Native American Choctaw leaders have arrived in Ireland to unveil a sculpture celebrating the financial contribution made by the tribe to starving Irish...
article Cork sculpture recalls generosity of Choctaw Nation during Famine
(Ireland) -- The generosity of a Native American tribe towards the people of Ireland at the height of the Great Famine will be recalled this weekend with the unveiling...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Hard Rock announces Irish hotel and hints at casino offering
(Ireland) -- Hard Rock International has announced its intention to enter the Irish hotel market with a four star, 120 room venue in Dublin.
article Hard Rock International Amps Up Legendary Musical Status With Hotel Opening in Dublin
(Ireland) -- With a presence in more than 70 countries across the globe, Hard Rock International is expanding its hotel portfolio to Ireland, announcing plans to open...
article Plans in place for Ireland’s first ever Hard Rock Hotel with 120-bedroom music-themed set to open in 2020
(Ireland) -- Ireland is set to get its first ever Hard Rock Hotel, it has been announced. Plans are in place to build a 120 bedroom music-themed hotel on Lord Edward...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Online Gaming

article Will Brexit affect Ireland’s booming online casino sector?
(Ireland) -- Ireland has always been a hotbed of technological innovation, and has been quick to grasp new opportunities in the sector. This has been seen for the past...
article Games like Fortnite could ‘turn children into GAMBLERS’ as parents warned to look for ‘hidden addiction’
(Ireland) -- Children are at risk of being turned into gamblers by addictive online video games, experts have warned. The latest big-craze survival challenge, Fortnite:...
article The current state of the iGaming industry in Ireland
(Ireland) -- With an estimated two per cent of all Irish adults playing online casino games every day, roughly €14million is being bet, won and lost per day....
article PlayOn fantasy sports gaming company values itself at €35m
(Ireland) -- PlayOn, an Irish-owned fantasy sports gaming company chaired by Maurice Pratt, has valued itself at £30 million (€35 million) as part a drive to...
article 'I was betting online every hour of the day'
(Ireland) -- No one would have known Thomas had a gambling problem. Every day he took the train to work, held down a respectable job and at night he would return to his...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article FanDuel cofounder Lesley Eccles gears up for new tech launch
(Ireland) -- FANDUEL cofounder Lesley Eccles is gearing up to launch a new technology start-up that, like FanDuel, will have a presence on both sides of the Atlantic....
article Formula One moves into the Fantasy Sports arena
(Ireland) -- Formula One officially launched on Thursday its Fantasy F1 online game in partnership with Dublin-based International entertainment company PlayON. Formula...
article Formula 1 acquires stake in Irish fantasy sports platform PlayON
(Ireland) -- Formula 1 investment gives Dublin-based PlayON plenty of room to vroom in a growing market. Motor sports giant Formula 1 has acquired a stake in Irish...
article Formula One enters fantasy sports through PlayON strategic partnership
(Ireland) -- Formula One, the world's highest-profile auto racing competition, has agreed a strategic partnership with daily fantasy sports (DFS) provider PlayON.
article DraftKings to test the Irish market
(Ireland) -- Daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings will test the unpredictable Irish market as it seeks to find fresh revenues beyond the U.S. border.
article US fantasy sports giant DraftKings is planning to launch in Ireland this year
(Ireland) -- US DAILY FANTASY sports giant DraftKings – one half of a duopoly that dominate the fast-growing industry – has said that it plans to launch its...
article Disruptive attitude leads to birth of ‘unicorn’ sports firm FanDuel
(Ireland) -- It is the David versus Goliath story of Scottish business. A young tech start-up with a great idea and the courage to take on America’s established...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Europe Gaming

article ‘No Dice’ over big gambling tax hike debate in Ireland
(Ireland) -- Irish Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe put an end to a major debate on Wednesday – as well as the speculation surrounding it – as he stated...
article Galway casino accused of selling drink without a licence bids to stop case being heard by District judge
(Ireland) -- A West of Ireland based casino, charged with selling alcoholic beverages without a liquor licence, is seeking to prevent a District Court judge from hearing...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Bitcoin lottery launches in Ireland
(Ireland) -- Irish gamblers can join the volatile cryptocurrency action after Lottoland launched its Bitcoin lotto jackpot here. The draw, which takes place every day...
article Bitcoin users losing money to hackers, shutdowns
(Ireland) -- More than one in six bitcoin users worldwide has lost money as a result of hackers or exchange shutdowns, a new survey by an Irish company has found.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Gambling Expansion

article Ireland sets new legislation
(Ireland) -- The Irish government announced new measures to control the local gaming industry. Authorities are set to publish the full law in the upcoming weeks,...
1 Article on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Abused and told by the nuns that their culture was “evil”
(Ireland) -- Sometimes the story that you set out to tell is not the one that wants to be told. On a Friday morning in a house in Dublin, I sit down to speak with three...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Trump Election Costs Paddy Power Betfair £5 Million
(Ireland) -- Gambling operator Paddy Power Betfair today posted a trading update for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2016. The company highlighted...
article Gambling Site Already Paying Out For Clinton Victory
(Ireland) -- With election day in America just weeks away, an online bookmaker in the U.K. has already decided to pay out nearly $1 million in bets made on Hillary...
article Paddy Power pays out on Clinton to become US President
(Ireland) -- Paddy Power has paid out on Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the US, despite the election not taking place until next month.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article BLOG: On Apache Pizza and the Globalization of American Indian Cultural Appropriation
(Ireland) -- This was it…I had finally made it to Ireland! As an American, it had always been my dream to travel abroad and tour Europe. At the age of 25, I was...
1 Article on this Issue

Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article DDoS attack knocks Irish Lottery site offline
(Ireland) -- The National Lottery of Ireland is the latest operator of gambling activities to be knocked offline after a DDoS attack. DDoS stands for distributed denial...
1 Article on this Issue


article Zynga to cut more than half of Irish workforce
(Ireland) -- Social gaming company Zynga has revealed it is to cut 60% of its Irish workforce as part of a global restructuring of the business. Zynga in May announced...
1 Article on this Issue


article Ireland throws spanner in works of Playtech's $105m Ava Trade deal
(Ireland) -- Playtech’s ambitions to expand into financial trading have been dealt a blow after Ireland said it objected to its $105m acquisition of Ava Trade,...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article The Irish gambling landscape
(Ireland) -- Gambling is now a major industry in Ireland. An op-ed in the Independent in June 2019 indicated that the Irish gambling industry generates €100 million...
article Changes to gambling law is fuelling fears of money laundering
(Ireland) -- Gambling bodies are concerned an increase in the maximum wager allowed on betting machines would lead to increased money laundering, according to...
article 'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry
(Ireland) -- TENS OF THOUSANDS of illicit slot machines could be in use across Ireland as casino and gaming arcade operators openly flout rules that effectively ban the...
article Gaming reforms could lead to 300-fold increase in slot machine limit
(Ireland) -- Reforms of a 50-year-old gaming Bill currently before the Oireachtas could lead to a 300-fold increase in the maximum stake allowed for slot machines. The...
article Gaming software company GAN calls Dublin listing a busted flush
(Ireland) -- The gaming and gambling software company GAN will quit trading in its shares on the Euronext Growth market in Dublin this week after getting shareholder...
article Ireland to drop 2% turnover tax for favoured two-tier approach
(Ireland) -- The Irish Independent has this weekend reported that the Dáil Éireann will move to present a two-tiered betting tax plan to the European Commission for EU-...
article More Irish Women Are Facing Gambling Addiction amid Online Gambling’s Rapid Increase in Popularity
(Ireland) -- An addiction expert has warned that more Irish women are put at risk of getting hooked on gambling due to the rising popularity of online gambling.
article We Can't Wait Any Longer, It's Time To Address The Gambling Problem
(Ireland) -- There has been a curious shift in the relationship between bookmakers and punters in the Irish gambling industry. It is one that has been vastly...
article Donohoe: No evidence online bets on draws hit Lotto business
(Ireland) -- The National Lottery has said it is disappointed after Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said “there does not appear to be any evidence” that...
article Richard Curran: 'Don't bet on a new gambling regulator arriving any time soon'
(Ireland) -- Betting firms move at lightning speed when it comes to using new technology or even new marketing or advertising techniques. Gambling regulation on the...
article Going for broke: Explosion in number of Donegal slot machines prompts fears of 'gambling tourism' rise
(Ireland) -- A vast explosion in the number of slot machines in Co Donegal, just across the border from Londonderry, has prompted fears of a rise in 'gambling tourism'...
article Ireland Plans to Consolidate Regulation of Gambling
(Ireland) -- Plans call for Horse Racing Ireland and a number of other regulatory authorities in the country to be consolidated into a single gambling authority.
article Government to deal new plans to overhaul gambling regulation
(Ireland) -- An independent arbitrator could have the power to rule on disputes between punters and bookies under a Government plan to modernise how gambling is...
article New gambling authority will not be in place for at least 18 months
(Ireland) -- A new gambling authority to regulate Ireland’s €8 billion betting industry will not be put in place for at least 18 months, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has...
article Rise of the gaming machines: A losing battle against gambling
(Ireland) -- Thousands of Irish race-goers made their way to Cheltenham last week for four days of gambling in the Gloucestershire countryside, contributing to the...
article Bookies give €1m to new body to tackle gambling addiction
(Ireland) -- A new body to help tackle gambling addiction and problems caused by gaming is to receive €1m a year from the Irish Bookmakers Association. The Gambling...
article Mixed reaction to passing of controversial gaming motion
(Ireland) -- There’s been a mixed reaction to the passing of the controversial gaming motion in Letterkenny and Inishowen. Councillors in both Municipal Districts voted...
article Gamblers Vexed as BetBright Shuts Down, Voiding Outstanding Bets, 24 Hours After News of 888 Acquisition
(Ireland) -- Customers of Irish online betting platform BetBright were complaining they had been left high and dry this week after the company abruptly ceased trading on...
article Ladbrokes owner GVC moves some servers to Ireland ahead of Brexit
(Ireland) -- The British sports betting and gaming company, which owns games brands such as partypoker, PartyCasino, Casino Club, Gioco Digitale and Foxy Bingo, has also...
article Gambling watchdog will get power to lay seven-figure fines, says minister David Stanton
(Ireland) -- Ireland’s gambling regulator will be able to levy millions of euros in fines on bookmakers and casinos that break new betting laws being planned by...

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