Ireland’s new gambling law establishes regulatory authority, bans all social media advertising

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Ireland’s new gambling law establishes regulatory authority, bans all social media advertising

Article brief provided by The Irish Times
  • Harry McGee and Simon Carswell, The Irish Times
November 15, 2022 5:36 PM
  • Harry McGee and Simon Carswell, The Irish Times
  • Ireland
  • Commercial Casinos
  • Igaming
  • Sports Betting

A total ban will be imposed on gambling advertising on social media and there will be criminal sanctions for gambling companies who fail to protect children and vulnerable consumers under tough laws approved by Cabinet on Tuesday.

Terms of imprisonment of up to eight years can be imposed on the senior management of gambling companies that fail to follow the provisions of the Gambling Regulation Bill.

The proposed Bill is the most far-reaching and comprehensive legislation to regulate gambling in the history of the State and will fundamentally change the rules of gambling in Ireland, both physical gambling and the burgeoning online industry.