Racing TV criticises minister over betting regulation claims

Subscription-based station privately chastised James Browne after he questioned its claim that adhering to new gambling rules would cost €2m a year

James Browne: minister of state at Department of Justice is driving through major reforms of gambling industry. Picture:

Racing TV privately chastised James Browne, junior minister at the Department of Justice, after he disputed claims that planned gambling curbs would seriously damage the country’s racing industry.

The subscription-based television station has repeatedly warned that it may pull out of Ireland if the Gambling Regulation Bill – which will impose sweeping reforms on the industry – is passed in its present format.

Many other major businesses in the racing and gambling industries – including ...