Gambling reforms not on the agenda in Northern Ireland

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Gambling reforms not on the agenda in Northern Ireland

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  • Casino Beats
July 9, 2024 7:37 PM

The Assembly of Northern Ireland will not review any changes to gambling laws, despite bipartisan calls for immediate action.

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Following Thursday’s General Election, a new Assembly was formed in Northern Ireland, with Sinn Féin serving as Stormont’s largest party in Westminster.

Despite Sinn Féin taking no seats at the House of Commons, the election has brought a more diversified representation to Westminster. The new assembly includes six parties and one independent, representing the 18 constituencies of the devolved nation.

Communities Minister Gordon Lyons told Members of the Legislative Assembly: “Having reflected on the issues, I have concluded that it would be impossible for a Bill of the magnitude and complexity required to be drafted and to have made its way through all Assembly scrutiny and legislative processes within the current mandate.”