Tag Archives: Charlie Flanagan

Irish Government proposes new maximum stake and payout limits for gaming machines

The Irish Government has proposed a €500 limit to maximum payouts on gaming terminals, down from the €750 put forward in March.  The current limit of €5.00, which remains unchanged since 1956, has been described – according to a government spokesperson – as “archaic, unpractical, and unimplementable”. The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has, therefore, outlined a number of changes …

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IBA welcomes government calls for a fresh operator levy

The incoming regulation from the Irish Government to introduce a levy for operators, in order to aide the payment of problem gambling treatment, research and education has been praised by The Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). Making long awaited progress on the bill that had originally been passed in 2013, the country’s Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan was recently …

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