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    Default Gambling in Ireland...

    Rumor has it that we may be opening our doors.

    Have you any information on this or any links?

    Thanks

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    Can we bet on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakeupcall View Post
    Rumor has it that we may be opening our doors.

    Have you any information on this or any links?

    Thanks
    Sorry I'm a bit of a simpleton.

    What exactly do you mean.
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    That's what the Tipperary Venue is based on, that it's about to be introduced....
    You'll never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator.

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    bring it on
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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
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    Quote Originally Posted by mothball View Post
    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...
    The early bird may get the worm - but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propforward View Post
    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.
    Mehhh

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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.

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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.

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