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Irish bookies won’t follow British ban on credit card betting online

British regulator’s move welcomed by gambling addiction experts and politicians

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

19th January, 2020

Irish bookmakers will not extend a British ban on using credit cards to bet online to protect gamblers here from getting into debt.

Paddy Power Betfair owner Flutter and Boylesports will be required to block credit cards from being used on their websites in Britain from April, due to a new rule announced by the British Gambling Commission last week.

The regulator claimed the ban was to address significant financial harm caused by credit card...

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