The £100-a-month affordability check could hit Irish gambling giant Flutter, owner of Paddy Power, Betfair and Skybet, which operate in the British market.

Strict new affordability checks for gamblers will become the reality in Britain in a move likely to hit Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment, amon(...)

The British regulator said  Boylesports Enterprise was found to have breached commission rules aimed at preventing money laundering on its Boylesports.com and Boylecasino.com websites. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish bookmaker Boylesports must pay a £2.8 million sterling (€3.14m) fine and abide by tougher conditions added to its licence, following an investig(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan: ‘Politicians won’t have all the knowledge about the different types of gambling, that’s why we need expertise to regulate this industry.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fianna Fáil want to crack down on the self-regulated gambling industry in Ireland if they are to form part of the next government with the party looki(...)

Countries such as Portugal, Sweden, Spain and Belgium have already brought in restrictions to allay fears of increases in problem gambling linked to isolation and boredom. File photograph: Getty Images

Finland has become the latest European country to implement loss limits on online gambling during the Covid-19 pandemic while there have been further (...)

Betting giant William Hill has posted annual profits ahead of expectations but warned that it could face a £10 million hit from an impending credit ca(...)

According to NHS figures, 430,000 people in the UK now have a serious betting problem. Photograph: iStock

Gambling giant Flutter Entertainment has come under fire in the UK alongside other bookmakers for practices the boss of the country’s mental health s(...)

Betting industry executives and experienced professional gamblers claim large amounts of dirty money and illegal gambling could be flowing through to the Betfair online betting site given weak regulatory enforcement elsewhere. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Horse trainer Michael Madgwick was celebrating last week when Miss Recycled became the surprise winner in the 4.15pm one-mile handicap at Brighton, re(...)

Paddy Power’s results for 2017 showed total  online revenues for Britain and Ireland at just over €1 billion with retail revenues actually up more than 10 per cent.  Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

One of the more interesting ideas to come out of a public meeting organised by the politician Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, and attended by Niall Quinn, the othe(...)

Any “whistle-to-whistle” TV advertising gambling ban will not include horse racing. Photograph: Getty Images

Online gambling companies have agreed to a voluntary “whistle-to-whistle” ban on advertising during live sports in the UK, in an effort to address con(...)

In February the UK’s Gambling Commission imposed penalties of  £6.2m on William Hill for breaching anti-money-laundering regulations

William Hill has revised down expectations for its full-year profits following a British government crackdown on the UK gambling sector. The bookmake(...)

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