Contrary to initial reports, Ireland's Finance Ministry says doubling of betting operators' turnover taxes will go ahead as planned on January 1.
Ireland's Minister for Finance pumps brakes on plans to double betting turnover tax until he can review the likely impact on local bookmakers.
Ireland's parliament to debate proposal to tax betting operators at 10% (land-based) and 20% (online) of revenue rather than doubling turnover tax.
Reports showed that Ladbrokes could be preparing to jump ship and that it is going to close a number of racecourses and stop sponsorship deals.
New report by economist Jim Power claims that lottery betting sites pose no "meaningful threat" to Ireland's National Lottery.
Ireland's bookmakers plan emergency meeting this week to figure out how to convince the government to scrap plan to double betting tax to 2% of turnover.
The Republic of Ireland plans to double gambling taxes to 2% of betting turnover when the government introduces new budget next week.
David Stanton has said the GREF declaration “does not have legal effect” but reflected concern from gambling authorities about the impact of online gaming.
Irish National Lottery CEO calls lottery betting operators like Lottoland 'rogues' for cannibalizing sales, to blame for ticket price hikes.
Ireland's tax man has collected over €1 million (US$1.15 million) as a result of a crackdown on casinos that were offering unlicensed gaming machines.