“We’ve made the decision to update and introduce modern gambling legislation. This will mean the implementation and supervision of a properly controlled small number of gambling casinos. We do not believe there is a need for resort-style casinos in the country and the Cabinet have rejected it.”
A Model Of The Planned Development
The announcement comes as an economic blow to the area as upwards of 1000 jobs were expected to be generated by the project. Ireland is currently experiencing a high unempolyment rate.
Irish Minister For Justice Alan Shatter
A side develpoment of the todays announcment was that Irish Minister for Justice Alan Shatter hinted that possible taxation on online gaming could be introduced. The Irish Government are currently revising a new 'Gaming Bill' expected to be introduced in 2012. The original draft bill did not contain any information regarding taxation of winnings.
On a seperate news story, it was announced that 250 jobs were to be lost at Irish company Pocket Kings. The Dublin based company provided IT and marketing support for the Full Tilt Poker operation and said that the jobs were unsubstainable since the supspension of Full Tilt Poker's gaming license.