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McDowell aims to end gambling bonanza

Minister for Justice Michael McDowell has vowed to bring the country’s gambling clubs to their knees.

29th April, 2006

Minister for Justice Michael McDowell has vowed to bring the country’s gambling clubs to their knees. For decades, Irish gambling clubs have operated in a legislative grey area because, unlike every other country in the EU, Ireland has no law specifically governing casinos.

Gambling is illegal in the state unless it is a game of chance, or partly a game of chance, under the 1956 Gaming and Lotteries Act.

However, so-called casinos have traditionally...

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