NI: Plans for gambling law reform to be set out
Plans to regulate gambling in Northern Ireland are due to be set out after a public consultation found overwhelming support for a new independent regulator.
Around 90 per cent of 382 responses to the Department for Communities’ consultation on gambling laws supported the establishment of a regulatory body, the BBC reports.
A significant majority also backed changing the law to allow casinos to operate in Northern Ireland, and nearly two-thirds backed allowing bookmakers and betting shops to open on Sundays.
Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey will make an announcement on the next steps in the coming weeks.