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    • 29 June 2015: GLAI Submission to the Minister for Finance for Budget 2016. Details (PDF Document)
    • 29 August 2013: GLAI Submission to the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality, on the Gambling Control Bill 2013. Details (PDF Document)
    • 15 July 2013: The GLAI today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD confirming the Cabinet’s decision to introduce a new regulatory regime for gambling within the State. Details (PDF Document).
    • 21 September 2011: GLAI press release welcoming Minister Shatter’s announcement on gaming regulation. Details (PDF Document).
    • 21 September 2011: Minister Shatter’s announcement on gaming regulation. Details (PDF document).
    • 15 June 2011: GLAI response to An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for a large scale leisure complex including resort casino in County Tipperary. Details (PDF document).
    • 22 December 2010: The Gaming & Leisure Association of Ireland (GLAI) welcomes today’s publication by the Government of proposals to regulate the Casino sector and urges the Government not to delay drafting legislation in this regard and to propose a concrete timeline for regulation. Details (PDF document).
    • July 2010: Casinos must now comply with Anti Money Laundering rules but remain totally unregulated. Details (PDF document).
    • July 2010: Ireland’s Virtuous Job Cluster
      GLAI working with a group of specialists in eGaming is raising the conciousness of the benefits of creating a regulated digital gaming cluster in Ireland. The group advocates that at least 10,000 jobs could be created if Ireland decides to compete with and outclass existing eGaming jurisdictions. David Hickson, Director, GLAI explains “Ireland is geographically and technologically at an advantage to offer gaming companies the ideal base for their global enterprise. Ireland now has a potential window to become an online global centre of excellence”. For more details please click here Ireland’s Virtuous Job Cluster
      GLAI working with a group of specialists in eGaming is raising the conciousness of the benefits of creating a regulated digital gaming cluster in Ireland. The group advocates that at least 10,000 jobs could be created if Ireland decides to compete with and outclass existing eGaming jurisdictions. David Hickson, Director, GLAI explains “Ireland is geographically and technologically at an advantage to offer gaming companies the ideal base for their global enterprise. Ireland now has a potential window to become an online global centre of excellence”. For more details please click here.
    • May 2010: GLAI welcomes the inclusion of Private Members Gaming Clubs in newly enacted Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010. Details. (PDF document).
    • July 2009: GLAI welcomes inclusion of Private Member Gaming Clubs in Draft AML Bill.Details. (PDF document).
    • May 2009: GLAI membership increases by 30%. Details. (PDF document).
    • February 2009: GLAI welcomes Government plans to legalise casino gaming. Details. (PDF document).

October 2008: DKM issues Economic Report. Details. (PDF document).

Press Coverage

  • August 2010: Irish Times – Coming Up Trumps Online - link.
  • August 2010: Irish Independent – European tax laws blamed for demise of casinos - link.
  • August 2010: Sunday Business Post – Casinos Cash in their Chips - link.
  • August 2009: Irish Independent – Ireland is gambling away a golden job creation opportunity - link.
  • July 2008: David Hickson on RTE’s Morning Ireland - link.
  • February 2008: David Hickson interview in Sunday Business Post - link.