Gambling reforms unlikely to make agenda in Northern Ireland

It is unlikely that the new Northern Ireland Assembly will include the proposed Gambling Bill on its agenda, according to the Department for Communities.

In Northern Ireland, where internet gambling is still not allowed by current regulations, there have been calls from both political parties for quick changes to the gambling laws.

The report recommends treating gambling in the same way as tobacco and alcohol. It also supports current suggestions for the establishment of a fresh, independent gaming regulator.