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Ireland: Number of gamblers seeking help trebles

International news brief: The number of people attending Gamblers Anonymous meetings around the country has doubled and in some places trebled over the past six months as people can no longer afford their betting habits.

Ireland a land of opportunity for online casinos

Report by DKM Consultants suggests if Ireland put proper infrastructure in place that is legally sound it could attract the presence of a large number of online casino companies.

Ireland: Online gamblers being rejected for mortgages

International news brief: Banks in Ireland are rejecting mortgage applications from people who gamble online.

Ireland: New law to license casino gaming in private clubs

International news brief: The Irish government is to begin regulating and licensing casino clubs in a first step towards overhauling current gambling legislation.

William Hill to close 14 betting shops in Ireland

International news brief: Bookmaker William Hill plans to close 14 shops in the Republic next month with the loss of 53 jobs.

Online gambling to remain tax-free in Ireland

News brief: The Irish government says it needs more time to study the online gaming industry and has no immediate plans to tax it.

Ireland: Campaign to oppose electronic betting

International news brief: A row over the introduction of electronic gaming machines in Irish betting shops has intensified.

Irish government to raise tax on betting

International news brief: Ireland's government plans to double the country's tax on betting.

Jimmy McSweeney wins record breaking Ladbrokes.com Irish Poker Festival

Capacity-busting 832 entrants create a prize pool of €416,000 at Killarney, Ireland tournament.

Ireland: Gambling on new jobs

News brief: New positions in casinos and with online gambling sites are predicted to generate €280m in exchequer returns by 2020.

Ireland: Casino operators say regulation could create 3,000 jobs

International news brief: The body that represents casino operators in Ireland says regulation of the sector could have huge benefits for the economy.

Tribunal wants to quiz former Irish PM over plans for casino

International News Brief: The Mahon Tribunal intends to question former taoiseach Bertie Ahern on plans for a casino development in Dublin when he returns to the witness box tomorrow.

Irish Poker Festival winner named

The sixth annual €150,000 guaranteed Irish Poker Festival at the Macau Sporting Club, Cork has been won by Irishman Rob Taylor.

British poker pro prevails at Paddy Power Irish Open

Neil Channing takes out home-crowd favorite Donal Norton heads–up and goes home to London with a €801,400 check after winning the €3 Million paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open in Dublin on Monday.

Chips not down yet for Shannon casino

International News Brief: The businessman behind the proposed casino for Shannon said that the chips are not down yet on his plan.

Racing Post deal enters the final furlong

International News Brief: A group of Irish investors is close to clinching a deal to buy the Racing Post newspaper, considered the bible of British horseracing.

'Despicable' rumours anger Irish rugby player

International News Brief: Ronan O'Gara has described allegations that he has had gambling and marital problems as 'despicable'.

Jockey makes winning return

International News Brief: Kieren Fallon, who made a winning return to racing in Ireland last week after serving a six-month ban, says the break could add years to his career.

Poker stars confirmed for Irish Poker Open

ome of poker's most influential and well known stars from the US and across Europe have confirmed their participation in the 26th Irish Poker Open being held at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin over Easter weekend 2007.

CelebPoker offers Irish Open prize

$6,500 prize package including $1,800 travel and accommodation money for the Irish Open tournament, on the tables of CelebPoker.

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