Minister Joan Burton attended the launch of a report she had commissioned into the Impact of Gambling on Individuals and Society in Ireland on July 15th 2015.
The IBA welcomes its publication. It recommends as we do that legislation should be updated and further research commissioned in this area. It also recommmends that a National strategy for service provision be implemented, with funding for same coming from across the industry.
Retail betting operators take reponsible gambling very seriously, and we are fully committed to providing a responsible, safe and enjoyable leisure experience for our customers. We will continue to fund the excellent services provided by the Dunlewey Centre, to train all our staff, provide information for persons affected by gambling, including family or friends, and to offer self-exclusion facilities in every shop.
This is an important and evolving process, and we commit to continue to build on best practice.