Standard setting in relation to certain gambling products and related services.
Gambling Regulation Bill 2022
This notification refers to the Gambling Regulation Bill 2022. This Bill provides for the establishment and functions of a body to be known as Údarás Rialála Cearrbhachais na hÉireann (the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Ireland) which is to be responsible for licensing and regulating gambling in Ireland, including the regulation of betting, gaming, certain lotteries and the sale or supply of products or services related to gambling.
The Bill also provides for the imposition of obligations on licensees and other persons, including obligations relating to advertising, promotion and sponsorship for the purposes of safeguarding persons participating in gambling, and monitoring and enforcing compliance with obligations imposed on licensees. The Bill has commenced its passage through the Houses of the Oireachtas (Parliament of Ireland); it passed Second Stage in Dáil Éireann on 02 December 2022. The Bill remains subject to amendment until it has completed all stages of the parliamentary process. It is envisaged that, subject to the agreement of both Houses of the Oireachtas and subject to this notification process, the Bill will enter into national law in Ireland in late 2023 or early 2024.