Alan Heuston

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The proposed law seeks to protect vulnerable customers, and requires companies to contribute to a social fund to aid those with gambling problems. Photograph: iStock

New gambling laws will boost protections for punters, says one expert, though he warns that regulation must be effective for the system to work. The (...)

Two years ago, the Dublin Circuit Court ruled that Sayed Mirwais could not recover €11,713 that he said he won playing roulette from Automatic Amusements Ltd, which trades as D1 Casino on Dorset Street in the capital. Photograph: iStock

An independent arbitrator could have the power to rule on disputes between punters and bookies under a Government plan to modernise how gambling is re(...)

Paddy Power Betfair has 261 betting shops in the Republic.

Paddy Power Betfair estimates that the proposed doubling of the Republic’s betting tax to 2 per cent could cost the gambling giant almost €23 million (...)

Paschal Donohoe said that it was “timely” to increase the current 1 per cent rate levied on all bets placed in the Republic of Ireland to 2 per cent for all bookmakers.

Bookies face a doubling of betting tax to 2 per cent from January in a move the Government is wagering will raise almost €52 million a-year. Minister(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans, director of the OECD centre for tax policy and administration, said the deal would “kill treaty shopping”. Photograph: AFP

About 70 countries including the Republic launched a new international tax convention on Wednesday to prevent multinational companies from “treaty sho(...)