Legislation to keep ban on super-casinos
THE Government is planning to introduce legislation to allow for small casinos – but will maintain the ban on super- casinos.
There will be restrictions on the number of tables that each casino can install, which will rule out the Las Vegas-style casino being promoted by Independent TD Michael Lowry in Tipperary.
There will also be restrictions on where a casino can be located. And the bill will require casinos to contribute to a fund for gambling addiction treatment programmes and gambling awareness campaigns.
The bill is expected to create a new gambling regulator.