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[Oireachtas] Seanad Eireann debate. Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill 2019: Committee Stage. (29 May 2019)

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Acting Chairman (Senator Gerry Horkan): I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Stanton, to the House. As amendment No. 1 is consequential on amendment No. 12, amendments Nos. 1 and 12 are related and may be discussed together by agreement.

 

Senator Mark Daly:

I move amendment No. 1:

 

In page 3, between lines 8 and 9, to insert the following:

"(2) In this Act "Act of 1931" means the Betting Act 1931.".

I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House to take this important legislation. Amendment No. 1 seeks to include reference to the Betting Act 1931 in the section on definitions. Amendment No. 12 relates to the ability of people to bet on the outcome of lotteries. Those bets may be placed outside the jurisdiction and, therefore, there is no recourse for the Government in seeking to control and regulate them and ensure there is a return to the taxpayer. We intend to press these amendments.

 

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Item Type
Dail Debates
Publication Type
Irish-related
Drug Type
Behavioural addiction
Intervention Type
Policy
Date
29 May 2019
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