Ireland Sets Exemptions to Gambling Ad Ban

This week Ireland's Department of Justice announced that sports clubs and charities will be exempt from the new gambling advertising restrictions that'll be coming into effect.

The country is slated to largely impose gambling bans on television ads before 9pm. This move prompted objections from the charities and sports clubs, who said that their fundraising endeavours would be harmed by the restrictions.

The DOJ agreed, as Junior Justice Minister James Browne said: "We have acknowledged the concerns from the deputies that there needs to be an exemption for the charities and sporting organisations."

The Gambling Regulation Bill, which covers the restrictions, has been held up in courts for almost a year. It was supposed to be enacted in 2023, but is postponed until the various issues being objected to are resolved.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.


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