Tag: gambling

Let’s ban addictive betting machines

ver since the gaming acts of Charles II and Queen Anne, restrictions on gambling have exhibited an unappealing combination of paternalism, class prejudice and moral exhortation. Yet there’s a compelling case to legislatively crack down on one such activity now: fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs)... [READ MORE]

A poker primer

Texas hold ‘em is a variation of stud poker, believed to have originated in Robston, Texas, in the early 1900s.... [READ MORE]

Lottery denies advising on tax

The National Lottery has denied giving winners advice about how to avoid tax but has confirmed it offers “guidance during the claims procedures”. During a High Court case taken by David Walsh, a Galway man, against his stepmother over claims she did not give him his…... [READ MORE]