Bookmaker arrested in gambling law probe

Bookmaker arrested in gambling law probe
 

A bookmaker has been arrested after a PSNI investigation into whether fixed odds betting terminals are in breach of Northern Ireland gambling laws.
A file has been sent to the Public Prosecution Service which will decide if the bookmaker will be charged.
There are believed to be about 600 fixed odds betting terminals or FOBTs in Northern Ireland.
The machines were formally legalised in the rest of the UK in 2005.
However gambling law is a devolved issue and the 2005 law does not apply in Northern Ireland, where the last gambling law was passed in 1985.
That law says gaming machines should... read more

 
22 November 2017 in Regional, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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