We reported here at casinos.ie on January 11th that our outdated gambling legislation might be about to change which would allow the development of the casino resort in Tipperary but some members of the gambling industry in Ireland think there is not enough demand to warrant such a development. Mr Ahern, our Minister for Justice said “Gambling regulation should be brought into the 21st century, and that means improved protection for minors and vulnerable adults, more transparent operations by gambling providers, and more effective measures against fraud and illegal gambling and criminality”, but in the Irish casino news the Director of the Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland, Mr David Hickson whilst agreeing that new legislation was required was not entirely convinced there is demand in Ireland for a resort casino such as that proposed. Mr Hickson incidentally is also Managing Director of the Fitzwilliam Card Club which would probably be one of the beneficiaries of the new smaller licensed casinos.
The proposed resort casino which was casino news last year is a proposed development backed by Richard Quirke would include a hotel and other amenities as well as a casino and would be located in Two Mile Borris in Co. Tipperary and already has planning permission but progress cannot be made until legislation changes. At casinos.ie we feel legislation will change but whether the casino resort will be built will depend in our opinion on the state of the economy..