• Appointment of CEO for Gambling Regulatory Authority
    The Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) welcomes the appointment of the new CEO Designate of the Gambling Regulatory Authority, Ms Anne Marie Caulfield. Having called for regulation of the sector for many years, the IBA welcomes this significant step towards developing a national regulatory regime for the gambling industry.
  • Safer Gambling Week 2022
    Safer Gambling Week 2022 will run from 17th – 23rd October this year. This year’s event will see the whole industry coming together in a concerted effort to further promote safer gambling messages and the tools available to customers to stay in control.
  • Justice Committee report on Gambling Regulation
    The Irish Bookmakers Association, the representative body for retail betting operators in Ireland, welcomes the publication of ….
  • Irish betting industry welcomes the publication of the General Scheme of Gambling Regulation Bill
    The Irish Bookmakers Association(IBA), which represents over 750 of the 803 betting shops in Ireland, welcomes the publication of the General Scheme of the Gambling Regulation Bill.
  • Almost here – Safer Gambling Week 2021
    Safer Gambling Week 2021 runs next week from 1st – 7th November and is a campaign led by the gambling industry that aims to create a conversation with customers, staff and the wider public about safer gambling, driving awareness of….
  • Safer Gambling Code
    Bookmakers in Ireland have agreed to an industry-wide ban on the use of credit cards, both online and in shops, for Irish customers. Bookmakers have also agreed to a pre-watershed whistle-to-whistle* advertising ban for live sport.
  • Safer Gambling Week 2021
    Safer Gambling Week 2021 builds on the success of the previous four years in which support and awareness have continued to increase. The week-long campaign aims to create conversations with customers, staff and the wider public about safer gambling. It drives awareness of how to gamble more safely, the support tools available and sources of help and advice.
  • Safer Gambling Week 2020
    The key objectives of Safer Gambling Week are to raise awareness of where to find more help and support for those who need it, how to ….
  • Living with COVID-19: Level 5
    The Irish retail betting sector must close during Level 5 restrictions, as it is a non-essential retail service. We urge all IBA members to abide by the Government restrictions and keep their shops closed during Level 5, to keep their staff and customers safe.
  • COVID-19 – Level 3
    As Ireland is now on Level 3 of the Living with Covid-19 plan, we have updated our SOP to reflect the latest C19 measures that have …..
  • Government announces accelerated Road Map
    The Irish Bookmakers Association, which represents the majority of betting shops in Ireland, has confirmed that in line with Government advices, their members will now begin to re-open from Monday, June 8th After an Industry meeting on June 5th, it was agreed that in line with the latest advices from NPHET and Government, betting shops would open in the same phase as all other retail outlets.  The safety of customers and colleagues remains of paramount importance and shops
  • Betting shops to close doors until March 29th
    The Irish Bookmaker’s Association today announced in the absence of specific guidance for their sector, that most members have decided to cease trading in the next couple of days, until at least March 29th. It follows a call with industry members this morning.  The decision was made by operators after discussions about the clear Irish government guidance that has been issued around social distancing. The decision lies with each retailer whether they close their doors and how they