Northern Irish Political Limbo Preserves Outdated Regulations

Northern Ireland will not be updating its gambling laws or delivering regulatory alignment between itself and the UK anytime soon, according to a report published by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.  

The review of gambling legislation was published as part of a series of reports on the progress towards the country forming an executive and achieving other goals, such as approving new a gambling bill.

Northern Ireland’s laws on online gambling have not been updated since 2014, when the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act made it an offence for operators without a UK licence to target Northern Irish consumers.

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