Editorial: Self-regulation of gambling industry makes Ireland an outlier

During this heady summer of sport, the value that big bookmakers see in reaching the living-rooms of Irish homes has never been more obvious

11th July, 2021
Editorial: Self-regulation of gambling industry makes Ireland an outlier
In a summer of sport, the value the gambling industry sees in reaching the living rooms of Irish homes has never been more apparent. Picture: iStock

The regret expressed by Stewart Kenny, the Paddy Power co-founder, over his role in the aggravation of gambling addiction should give the government pause for thought.

Kenny walked away from the gambling giant he was once the face of in 2016, over what he viewed as its board’s failure to tackle problem gambling. He spotted the issues, particularly in relation to online casino games and younger people, and has warned that the self-regulation of the...

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