Like many people in the gambling business Ireland is looking to revamp their gambling laws as they’re just a little bit outdated. That fact the laws have seemingly outlived both Jesus and the Potato Famine have forced Ireland’s hand and it now finally looks like the country’s gambling business is getting with the times – leprechauns and all.
Unfortunately, the government has shelved plans to build a Las Vegas style super casino in the country, as they believe the demand simply isn’t there. Sorry, but if they were to build this resort to a high specification the people would come. If the Irish didn’t use it, the English would almost certainly use it as a watering hole/stag do location.
The consultation paper entitled, Options for Regulating Gambling, also said that any development would be subject to strict regulation by a new independent body and vigorous on-site regulation.
Published by Justice Minister Dermot Ahern, it says that resort casinos would generate a lot of employment during construction and operation, and that they could house up to 1,500 gaming machines, dining, refreshments, and live entertainment.
Even though the super casino hasn’t been given permission, there’s still plenty of money the ailing economy can siphon off from the gambling business.
If all that gamblin’ drinkin’ and carryin’ on sounds good to you then book yourself a flight for around three to four years time and enjoy all that Ireland has to offer. Want to go sooner? iGaming Super Show, including Calvin Ayre’s 50th birthday, in May might be a worthy next point of call.