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Monday 19 March 2018

Legislation to keep ban on super-casinos

Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan

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.

Irish Independent

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