Sports betting in Ireland
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Horseracing in Ireland was organised by the Irish Horseracing Authority until 2002. The Irish Horseracing Authority was established in December 1994 under the Irish Horseracing Act. The Irish National Bookmakers’ Association is a trade association representing independent bookmakers who form … Read More

Gambling taxes, laws and barriers in Ireland
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Taxes Betting services are not subject to VAT, bookmakers do not need to register nor can they claim VAT paid. The applicable rate of tax for betting has now been reduced to 2% of turnover on «away events» and off-course … Read More

Economics of Gambling in Ireland
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The Irish betting and gaming industry consists of horserace betting, greyhound race betting and a National Lottery. The Minister for Finance regulates the National Lottery under the National Lottery Act 1986; the Minister for Agriculture and Food regulates betting under … Read More

Gambling Restrictions upon Arts. 43 and 49 EC Treaty in IRELAND
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Justification National measure Compatibility with EC law, in particular with the principle of proportionality Irish laws generally do not include statements of the justification for adoption. As such, the justifications included in this chart are those that have appeared in … Read More

Gambling in Ireland
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Although casinos are not authorized in Ireland, betting and games of chance hold an important place in the culture of this nation and have been specifically authorized for decades. The country has a long-standing tradition of horse and dog racing, … Read More