On April 23, a parliamentary debate took place. Senators in Ireland have called for advertising restrictions on gambling and have emphasized the importance of establishing a national regulator.
They made demands in a series of statements to James Browne, the minister responsible for gambling regulation, in Seanad Éireann, the Irish legislature’s upper house, about the future of gambling regulation.
Moreover, senators debated the future of gambling regulation, including advertising and establishing a new gambling regulator.
Senator Mary Seery Kearney of Fine Gael believes that gambling advertisements should only appear before 9 p.m.
“My daughter regularly exposes herself to gambling ads,” Kearney said. “She also knows one of the bookies’ names.”