Stanton hints at gambling regulator in ‘sleep mode’

The junior justice minister says any such regulator would have powers to oversee a raft of new rules for the betting industry, which has not had its legislation meaningfully updated since 1931

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
29th December, 2019
Stanton hints at gambling regulator in ‘sleep mode’
Junior justice minister David Stanton said that new laws and regulations would make gambling safer. Picture: Fergal Phillips

A gambling regulator could be established in “sleep mode” by the end of next year, junior justice minister David Stanton has said.

Stanton told the Business Post that the regulator would be given power to oversee a suite of new rules for the industry, which could include a ban on using credit cards to gamble online and making bookmakers enforce limits on the amount of money people can lose in a short space...

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