Reality bytes: Authorities ignore illegal slot machines

Do civil and criminal authorities in Dublin tolerate the use of illegal slot machines because they’re largely played by ethnic minorities? That’s the troubling question that those in power must answer.

29th March, 2008

Do civil and criminal authorities in Dublin tolerate the use of illegal slot machines because they’re largely played by ethnic minorities? That’s the troubling question that those in power must answer.

In Dublin, slot machines are illegal. Yet they abound in great numbers. Indeed, several prominent city centre arcades are better described as almost wholly dedicated slot machine joints.

Despite this, last year, the Revenue Commissioners - whose job it is...

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