Gambling bill to limit amount of money risked in betting

Reforms to alleviate addiction levels in Ireland include the appointment of a gambling regulator who may introduce affordability checks

James Browne, the Minister of State for Justice: ‘The regular has the power to look at times people can bet, the frequency and the limits.’ Picture: Bryan Meade

Gamblers are facing limits on how much money they can lose through betting as part of sweeping new regulations for bookmakers and online casinos.

As part of a number of reforms being considered to alleviate the level of problem gambling in Ireland, betting companies will have to warn punters when they lose a number of bets, with online messages alerting them to their losses and providing information about treatment services.

Gambling companies have already recognised ...