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pmcpi
15th July 2015, 03:03 AM
Greetings,

I've read some news that Ireland is going to put forward legislation to tax online gambling. The last articles I've found about the subject are from a couple of months ago, and they suggested that this was going to happen in August:

http://calvinayre.com/2015/03/05/business/ireland-online-betting-tax-implemented-mid-2015/
http://www.pokernews.com/news/2015/04/ireland-opens-up-licensing-to-gaming-operators-21278.htm

As a fellow portuguese trader looking to move abroad to continue his line of work, is there someone in the forum who can give me extra insight regarding the irish law? More precisely, is there any news regarding betfair's continuity in this country after the new law is put in place?

Many thanks,
Kind regards,
PP

janesill
19th April 2016, 04:26 AM
Horse and greyhound racing is the most popular type of gambling in Ireland. According to their Gaming and Lotteries Act of 1956, casinos are illegal in Ireland but due to loopholes, operators find their way in paving the way for private casino clubs to thrive in the country.