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Old 29-04-13, 20:07   #1
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Laws on opening a casino/card club

I am looking for information on laws on opening a casino! I own a pub and also have a building next door with a gambling licence on it and i was wondering how this would work?
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Old 30-04-13, 14:13   #2
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I am looking for information on laws on opening a casino! I own a pub and also have a building next door with a gambling licence on it and i was wondering how this would work?
Get a good solicitor.

not being flippant but legal advice would be your best bet.
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Old 30-04-13, 14:32   #3
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I am looking for information on laws on opening a casino! I own a pub and also have a building next door with a gambling licence on it and i was wondering how this would work?
It doesn't have a gambling licence. Speak to a solicitor.
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Old 30-04-13, 14:37   #4
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If kayroo says get a solicitor you should get a solicitor...

There are no "casinos" as they are illegal. All card clubs and "casinos" are private members clubs technically and tbh there's supposedly new legislation coming out to make it more transparent
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Old 30-04-13, 14:43   #5
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If kayroo says get a solicitor you should get a solicitor...

There are no "casinos" as they are illegal. All card clubs and "casinos" are private members clubs technically and tbh there's supposedly new legislation coming out to make it more transparent
Obviously the OP should get a solicitor - anyone planning to rely on legal advice in an internet forum would be ... whatever.

Where do you get the idea that they are illegal? I don't think there is a decided case on that in Ireland. You are right that many operate as private members clubs - but these clubs are provided for by law. Granted the law is old, archaic and a bit of a grey area, but it is wrong to say with any degree of certainty that they are illegal.

OP - when you say a 'gambling licence' I think you mean a 'gaming' licence, i.e. one that permits use of certain level of slot machines etc...

As above, your best bet is get your Solicitor to look at it for you.
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Old 02-05-13, 09:08   #6
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Casinos are illigal in Ireland. For more information search 1956 gaming and loterarys act.

I have owned and operated 7 gaming clubs in total in Ireland and the key componant to operating a private members clubs within the law is having planning permission.

Also you cannot operate a private members club with same access to a pub as you are restricted due to the fact that you cannot have gambling on a licience premises.

I had one of my clubs raided and closed by the Gardai in 2008, challanging the law, I was brought to court on criminal charges by the DPP, but i won the case because as we had everything in order to prove it was a members club

Planning permission
Fire Safety
Insurance
membership forms and copy of Passport/driving licience
Register with department of justice for anti-money laundering
you can give out alcohal but CANNOT sell it
have self exclusion forms in place for problem gamblers
over 21 policy in place
full set of documented Rules and regulations for the club

If you need any info pm me
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Old 03-05-13, 22:01   #7
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Speak to an engineer for planning..
or better still,
'Speak' to the local councilor for planning.
GL with it!
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Old 26-06-19, 16:26   #8
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Low-linear slots mainly have 3 reels and can offer players only payouts for the same symbols that fell on the line. Some of them are equipped with a progressive jackpot feature. Yes, but unlike any of them, 20-line gaming machines have more opportunities to win. There is also the possibility of play australian live dealer games. I would say that that piques the player`s interest. Who has already played live dealer games?
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Old 27-06-19, 09:30   #9
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Speak to an engineer for planning..
or better still,
'Speak' to the local councilor for planning.
GL with it!
Speak to a planner for planning. You'll likely require a change of use application for a start.
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