Casinos in Dubin under fire for not removing unlicensed gambling machines

A number of casinos in Dublin have been given a deadline to remove unlicensed gambling machines.

It comes after a number of businesses ignored warnings and continue to operate machines that aren't compliant with Revenue rules.

A number of premises have received enforcement letters giving them 21 days notice to remove machines or face seizure.

David Hickson, Director of The Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland has said we are behind on gambling regulations.

He said: "We're way behind all the other European states at the moment.

"The UK which regulated gambling in the 1960s has reinvented their legislation in 2005 to take into account the online phenomenon.

"It's right across the board, it's not just necessarily the issue with slot machines in Dublin or any other part of the country."

Digital Desk


More in this Section

One winner of €6.59m Lotto jackpot

Yellow wind warning overnight for four counties

Gardaí investigating alleged assault and false imprisonment of woman

Sinn Féin leader reaffirms abstentionist policy at Markievicz celebrations


Lifestyle

Personal trainers and nutritionists reveal their simple secrets to a healthier Christmas

Live the green dream and let plants take root in your home

Sleep tight, baby: A bed system you can use from birth to 10 years old

Wish List: Festive stocking choices for Christmas shoppers

More From The Irish Examiner