Tuesday November 24, 2020

Government must move on problem gambling

€50m betting duty take goes to greyhounds and horses, not to fight scourge of gambling addiction

12th August, 2018

George Bernard Shaw was born 162 years ago last month but his maxim, “in gambling the many must lose in order that the few may win,” still retains the same currency then as now.

News this week that the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) is examining its sponsorship arrangements with betting companies comes hot on the heels of a landmark decision by the GAA last February.

At its annual congress in Croke Park, the...

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