Ladbrokes, one of Ireland’s biggest betting shop chains, has said the government’s plan to double betting duty could force it to shut down 30 shops with the loss of 150 jobs.
Jackie Murphy of Ladbrokes Ireland said: “We have been reeling since we heard the news that the Irish government was proposing to increase the betting duty by 100 per cent. We at Ladbrokes Ireland feel this will be very damaging to us...
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