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State accused of turning blind eye to Dublin’s casino problem

In recent years, unlicensed gambling machines have spread in Dublin, contravening laws banning casino-style gaming machines such as video roulette, blackjack and poker

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

21st April, 2019
Wesley Quirke and JJ Woods Pic: Fergal Phillips

The government has been accused of bowing to pressure from the gambling industry because it has not challenged the illegal casinos operating openly in Dublin.

Fianna Fáil TD Jack Chambers told the justice committee last week that the response to the issue cast the “worrying shadow of the power of this industry that doesn’t want to be regulated”.

In recent years, unlicensed gambling machines have spread in Dublin, contravening...

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