Super-casinos could become a very real possibility in the Republic of Ireland, after it was announced that the Government may be preparing to reform current gambling laws. Dermot Ahern, the Justice Minister in Ireland, has suggested that gambling legislation “hasn’t been reformed since 1956 and is completely out of date”.
Independent.ie has suggested that Independent TD Michael Lowry is currently lobbying the government to introduce super-casino legislation. According to reports, Lowry is keen for super-casinos regulations to be brought in, so a super-casino can be built in the politician’s constituency of North Tipperary.
However, the Justice Minister has already suggested that he’s personally against the idea of introducing super-casinos. Response to the proposed super-casino in Northern Tipperary has apparently been positive, with Noel Coonan, politician for Fine Gael Tipperary North, suggesting that there’s “good, solid support for the proposal”.