Ireland – the Gambling Regulation Bill 2022 – Hot Topics: Children & Advertising

A recent report by the Institute of Public Health, in conjunction with TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland, has published findings that more than one-in-five (22.9%) of 16-year olds in Ireland have gambled money in the last 12 months, with boys making up the vast majority (80%) of 16-year olds who meet the criteria for problem gambling. The report also finds that 23.1% of 16-year olds engaged in gambling for money did so online with betting on sports or animals the most common form. Increased regulation of gambling products to protect children from its direct and indirect harms is one of a number of recommendations in the Institute of Public Health’s report.

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