National Lottery: Why Ireland's regulator says it's not the same as normal gambling
The body overseeing the lotto argued tighter controls create a difference
Nearly 10 years after the government first published rules in the area, Ireland is finally set to get a gambling regulator.
With the head of the Gambling Regulatory Authority appointed in September, and the body set to begin operating next year, its existence has led to a somewhat philosophical question - what qualifies as gambling?
In an Irish context, this then throws up two further questions - does the National Lottery count as gambling? And ...