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UP to 8,000 jobs could be created in Ireland by online casino companies if legislation is pushed through this month.

According to DKM Consultants, with the right regulatory infrastructure Ireland could attract businesses that would generate €2.2bn in revenue for the local sector and between 5,000 and 8,000 jobs.

While most of the positions would be for internet experts, accountants and analysts, the industry could also provide knock-on employment in terms of demand for telecoms, data centres and energy services.