Online Gambling & Gaming
Every country has its own gambling laws. Ireland is no exception. In the last number of years, however, online gambling has exploded in popularity. Various international gambling sites operate in Ireland via the internet. Such sites are generally known as remote operators. The difficulty is that Irish registered bookmakers pay tax in Ireland whereas foreign based online sites, on a whole, do not. The Irish Government has now proposed to balance this situation with the introduction of the Betting (Amendment) Bill 2012. Under this proposed new law, stricter controls on licensing issues will apply to all remote sites with the District Court having the power to make any Order necessary to block a particular unlicensed site. This new reaching law will have a strong effect on all Internet Service Providers going forward.
Clarke Jeffers provide specialist advice relating to the new licensing laws and the impacts on Internet Service Providers. We are also in a position to advise on the obtaining of relevant licences and representation at any Court Hearing where site blocking is proposed.
At Clarke Jeffers we provide advice to Internet Service Providers, online gambling sites, Domestic Bookmakers and individuals.
Specialist Areas include:
- Online gaming and gambling
- Gaming and leisure activities
- Casino and poker operations
- Pool betting
- Irish Betting (Amendment) Bill 2012
- Court representation for legislative breaches
- Remote bookmakers operation in the jurisdiction of Ireland
- Licensing applications
- Regulatory compliance
- Sports betting and corruption
- Advertising restrictions and sponsorship arrangements
- Anti-money laundering issues
- Intellectual property
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