Proposed crackdown on gambling industry does not go far enough, former Paddy Power chiefs say

Fintan Drury said introducing a gambling legislator would not solve addiction issues unless proposed new rules were enshrined in legislation

Fintan Drury who is a founding member of Stop Gambling Harm has called for mandatory separate accounts for sportsbooks versus online casino betting. Picture: Getty

Cross-party proposals to clamp down on the gambling industry through the establishment of a regulator and new limits on advertising don’t go far enough, according to a gambling addiction campaign group set up by former bosses at Paddy Power.

The Oireachtas justice committee is set to call for greater efforts to vet online gamblers, as well as moves to break the link between sport and betting ads, in a report to be published in the ...