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Gambling in Ireland...

Wakeupcall

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Rumor has it that we may be opening our doors.

Have you any information on this or any links?

Thanks :)
 


Marcos the black

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That's what the Tipperary Venue is based on, that it's about to be introduced....
 

charley

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bring it on
[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL_PXBt85rY"]YouTube- Goats Don't Shave - Las Vegas In The Hills Of Donegal ~ Late Late Show[/nomedia]
 

mothball

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We should definitely go the route carved out by Canada, where the government either operates or owns a share in the majority of casinos.

The gambling take: balancing revenues and responsibilities -- Collier 179 (1): 21 -- Canadian Medical Association Journal
"Government-operated gaming accounts for the vast majority of Canadian gambling revenues: 90%, according the Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling. Charities and horse racing account for the rest. In fiscal year 2006/07, gambling netted provincial governments $6.8 billion, nearly $11 million more than the year before."


Take the province of British Columbia for example. It has a population of 4.5 million and their share from gambling is in excess of one billion Canadian Dollars annually. Of this profit, $650m is poured into local healthcare.

Where the Money Goes - Gaming Information and Services
 

Propforward

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We should definitely go the route carved out by Canada, where the government either operates or owns a share in the majority of casinos.



Take the province of British Columbia for example. It has a population of 4.5 million and their share from gambling is in excess of one billion Canadian Dollars annually. Of this profit, $650m is poured into local healthcare.
Canada have a government that would pour profits of a casino into healthcare
Ireland have a government that would pour profits of a casino into anglo...
 

mothball

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Canada have a government that would pour profits of a casino into healthcare
Ireland have a government that would pour profits of a casino into anglo...

Unfortunately, that's very true. However, it's nice to imagine having an enterprising government which isn't afraid to introduce creative and daring policies. :(
Actually, I suppose funneling billions into a dead bank is quite daring. Even the Canadians wouldn't dare attempt such a thing.
 

PrinceMax

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If Ireland allowed online gaming companies to operate from here it would be a great boost for the economy. Just allowing bricks and mortar casinos is pointless - all it does is shift money around the economy, generally from the poor and desperate to the already wealthy.
 

jo9jo

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FG/lab are going to raise the tax.
The poor man who eats his dinner in the middle of the day and then puts a few pound on the 15:45 from Doncaster is going to be fleeced by the bookmakers.
By Jaysus, if McCreevy was still in power this would never happen. McCreevy looked after the simple folk of this country.
 

hammer

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All the simple people obviously vote DELUDED Fianna FAIL IMF Anglo so if McCreevey was looking after them.

Has the tax gone up 1% or 1cent on every €1

Scandalous. Nobody can afford that :)
 

jo9jo

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All the simple people obviously vote DELUDED Fianna FAIL IMF Anglo so if McCreevey was looking after them.

Has the tax gone up 1% or 1cent on every €1

Scandalous. Nobody can afford that :)
The ordinary decent hard working man who is struggling to make ends meet is going to have difficulties paying this extra draconian tax.
If it continues like this then there will be no incentive to get up early to go to work.
FG are going to banjax this country.
 

Barnsleyfc

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I seriously think we should do something along the lines of what the Candians did.As long as business practice didn't give an unfair advantage to the state-run casinos.We should also replicate this by having exclusion zones for public drinking like the Spanish Arch in Galway with a small entry tax,and zero tolerance for outdoor drinking elsewhere.This philosophy should be replicated in designated cannabis smoking areas aswell as red light districts both with entry taxes.Not saying it would cure all ills,far from it but it would keep things at an acceptable level and at least bring in tax revenue.Not that it's likely to happen any time soon.
 

cytex

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If Ireland allowed online gaming companies to operate from here it would be a great boost for the economy. Just allowing bricks and mortar casinos is pointless - all it does is shift money around the economy, generally from the poor and desperate to the already wealthy.
Em we do there is one based out of/ or used to be based out of cherrywood in dublin. As far as i remeber there servers were in london as we could not provide the nessecary bandwidth for a resonable price . But all the programming and server matenice were done from here a mate of mine used to work for them cant for the life of me remember there name .
 


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