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(...)

 A report commissioned by the Irish Bookmakers Association says the 2 per cent duty would place 400 low-turnover shops at risk, with a negative exchequer impact of €35 million. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

These are difficult times for bookmakers on both sides of the Irish Sea. In October, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe doubled the betting duty to (...)

Philip Hammond is set to increase the tax paid by offshore gambling companies in his budget later this month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Philip Hammond is set to increase the tax paid by offshore gambling companies in his Budget later this month, in a move that will infuriate the indus(...)

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (left), who died this week aged 65, is pictured with Bill Gates cheering his basketball team the Portland Trail Blazers in 2000. Photograph: File photograph: Reuters

Image of the week: Microsoft two A trip into the picture archives this week to the year 2000: Bill Gates, having recently stepped down as chief (...)

Gambling Commission found ‘significant’ amounts of stolen money had been gambled with Paddy Power Betfair.

Paddy Power Betfair has been fined £2.2 million (€2.5 million) by the UK gambling watchdog for a raft of failings including allowing a punter to gambl(...)

The British government pledged on Thursday to cut the maximum stake allowed in betting machines to £2 from £100. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

British authorities’ decision to slash the maximum stakes in bookie shops’ betting machines could cut Paddy Power Betfair’s revenues by up to £46 mill(...)

William Hill: the UK Gambling Commission has fined the bookmaker at least €7 million for failing to protect customers and prevent money laundering. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Would someone who earned £365,000 a year – that’s about €415,000 – spend his days and nights glued to a screen, gambling huge amounts of money on the (...)

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