All bets are off as casino capitalism runs aground
Alan Shatter's new draft gambling bill appears to scupper the prospect of rural supercasinos springing up, but the progress being made on legislation is still painfully slow.
Rural troubadours the Corrigan Brothers once wrote a lovely little number about the proposed supercasino at Two-Mile Borris in their native county of Tipperary. It was the follow-up to their previous hit, There's No One As Irish As Barack Obama. Its chorus went as follows:
*There'll be bingo, blackjack, saints alive*
*Slot machines and forty-five*
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