Sunday October 25, 2020

More delays in establishment of ‘urgent’ gambling czar

‘Complexities’ mean it will be 2023 before the regulator is operational, according to James Browne, Fianna Fáil’s junior justice minister

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

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Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

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18th October, 2020
James Browne, Fianna Fáil’s junior justice minister: it will be 2023 before a gambling regulator is up and running. Picture: RollingNews

The establishment of a gambling regulator has been delayed once again, despite Fianna Fáil’s claim that it would be a priority for the government.

James Browne, the Fianna Fáil junior justice minister with responsibility for gambling, said last week that it would be 2023 before the regulator is up and running as a new scheme is being drawn up to modernise legislation for betting.

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