Tag Archives: Sharon Bryne

Irish betting agrees to new code of conduct but market requires a regulatory overhaul

Ireland’s betting sector will implement sweeping changes brought in by a new ‘Code of Practice on Safer Gambling’ established by the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). This weekend, the IBA communicated that Ireland’s retail and online bookmakers had agreed to follow new industry rules, standards and conduct on safer gambling and player protection duties. Mirroring UK policy, the new code will …

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Ireland’s tax double sees Boylesports warn staff of job losses

Boylesports, Ireland’s second largest bookmaker, has warned its staff that jobs are at risk following the government’s decision to double the nation’s betting revenue tax to 2%. Last week, Ireland’s Minister of Finance Paschal Donohoe delivered a damaging budget for industry stakeholders, implementing higher taxes on retail and digital betting verticals. Dundalk-headquartered Boylesports, which operates 250 betting shops across Ireland, …

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IGRG – RGWeek 2018 will showcase industry’s responsibility drive

The governance of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has stated that ‘Responsible Gambling Week 2018’ (RGWeek – 1-7 November 2018) will showcase the sector’s latest sustainability, social responsibility and community-focused initiatives. Following the success of last year’s inaugural RGWeek, the IGRG details that all UK licensed gambling operators will participate in 2018’s edition, aiming to promote the public …

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IBA – Irish betting shops need to reinvent themselves

Speaking to The Irish Independent newspaper, Sharon Bryne Chair of the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) has stated that Ireland’s retail betting sector is in dire need of strategy rethink. Since 2008 reports show that Irish retail betting shops have dropped €1 billion in revenues, representing a 30% industry decline. Furthermore, recorded wagering has fallen from €3.7 billion to €2.6 billion …

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