[Webinar] Safer gambling in Ireland: Current and future perspectives

Friday 21 October, 10.00 – 11.00 local time / 11.00 – 12.00 CEST

Ireland’s gambling landscape is on the cusp of major legislative and regulatory change. The Government has made real progress in their efforts to modernise and introduce a new regulatory gambling framework. While work on the legislation continues, a key objective of the upcoming Gambling Regulation Bill will be to ensure there are sufficient safeguards in place to promote safer gambling and address problem gambling.

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) invites you to join us on 21 October for a webinar to discuss the initiatives currently in place to promote safer gambling in Ireland, and the challenges and opportunities for the future gambling regulations. This webinar is organised as part of the European Safer Gambling Week 2022.



11.00-11.05: Introduction and welcome by the moderator 

  • Sharon Byrne, Chairperson, Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA).

11.05-11.15: Problem gambling data and services in Ireland

  • Pam Bergin, Chief Executive, Gambling Awareness Trust.

11.15-11.20: Road to recovery

  • Angela Dunlop, Expert-by-experience.

11.20-11.30: Scientific-based safer gambling solutions

  • Professor Kim Mouridsen, Founder, mindway AI.

11.30-12.00: Panel discussion 

  • Pam Bergin, Chief Executive, Gambling Awareness Trust.
  • Maarten Haijer, Secretary General, European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA).
  • Joe Kelly, Partner, A&L Goodbody.
  • Professor Kim Mouridsen, Founder, mindway AI.

You can also join the discussions during the European Safer Gambling Week by following us on Twitter @EUgambling and using the hashtag #ESGW22.

About EGBA

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is the Brussels-based trade association representing the leading online gaming and betting operators established, licensed, and regulated within the EU, including bet365, Betsson Group, Entain, Flutter, Kindred Group, and William Hill. EGBA works together with national and EU regulatory authorities and other stakeholders towards a well-regulated and well-channelled online gambling market which provides a high level of consumer protection and takes account of the realities of the internet and online consumer demand. EGBA member companies meet the highest regulatory standards and, in 2020, had 234 online gambling licenses to provide their services to 29 million customers across 19 different European countries. Currently, EGBA members account for 36% of Europe’s online gambling gross gaming revenue (GGR).

About IBA

Founded in April 2005, the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) is the largest representative body of the bookmaking industry in Ireland. Its membership includes over 750 of the 791 betting shops left in Ireland. The Irish Bookmakers Association has a broad-based membership in that it represents major retail operators and a strong mix of independent operators.

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