Northern Ireland's Executive announced last month that it intends to update the province's outdated gambling laws to align them more with those that operate. Jan 10, · It is set to become an offence to allow a young person to gamble on gaming machines in Northern Ireland, under a series of changes outlined by the social. Gambling is a transferred matter for the purposes of the NI Act and is currently regulated in Northern Ireland by law on gambling in Northern Ireland.
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Yes, you are a man, but you almost turn back into that child. Indeed, in , a public consultation was undertaken to seek views on possible changes to the current gambling law. I offer a free confidential consultation at my Portadown, Newry and Belfast Hypnotherapy clinics, which are within easy reach of Lisburn, Armagh, Antrim, Lurgan and Dungannon. Legislation in relation to gambling other than the National Lottery in Northern Ireland. The replacement legislation may well seek to redefine the boundary between what constitutes legal activity generating revenue and what amounts to an illegal lottery by removing the requirement that the degree of skill exercised be substantial. In updating the law, it will be necessary to achieve a balance between easing current restrictions on the industry, thereby widening the scope of the market in Northern Ireland, but also minimise the potential negative consequences of gambling and ensure fairness in the industry. The introduction of modern forms of gambling such as online and through interactive television has undoubtedly made gambling more accessible than was the case when NI's gambling law was passed in
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History[ edit ] Gambling dates back to the Paleolithic period, before written history. The earliest six-sided dice date to about BC in Mesopotamia. However, they were based on astragali dating back thousands of years earlier. In China, gambling houses were widespread in the first millennium BC where betting on fighting animals was common.
Lotto games and dominoes precursors of Pai Gow appeared in China as early as the 10th century. Poker , the most popular U. Gambling law Many jurisdictions, local as well as national, either ban gambling or heavily control it by licensing the vendors. Such regulation generally leads to gambling tourism and illegal gambling in the areas where it is not allowed.
The involvement of governments, through regulation and taxation, has led to a close connection between many governments and gaming organizations, where legal gambling provides significant government revenue, such as in Monaco or Macau, China. There is generally legislation requiring that the odds in gaming devices are statistically random , to prevent manufacturers from making some high-payoff results impossible. Since these high-payoffs have very low probability , a house bias can quite easily be missed unless the odds are checked carefully.
In some jurisdictions, the gambling age differs depending on the type of gambling. For example, in many American states one must be over 21 to enter a casino, but may buy a lottery ticket after turning Insurance[ edit ] Because contracts of insurance have many features in common with wagers, insurance contracts are often distinguished under law as agreements in which either party has an interest in the "bet-upon" outcome beyond the specific financial terms.
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The current gambling law in Northern Ireland NI is complicated, written in an antiquated style which makes it difficult for businesses to navigate and much of it is overly-restrictive compared with other markets. The review is much needed. The rules, for example, on prize competitions do not permit people in NI to participate in prize competitions and free draws on the same basis as those in the rest of the UK.
The fact that bets placed with bookmakers remain unenforceable, treated as "gentlemen's agreements", also emphasises the need to modernise the current law. Another motivation is the NI Executive's priority to minimise the harmful effects of gambling. The introduction of modern forms of gambling such as online and through interactive television has undoubtedly made gambling more accessible than was the case when NI's gambling law was passed in These modern forms of gambling clearly need legal recognition if problem gambling is to be effectively tackled in NI.
How similar do you envision the NI laws will end up in comparison with the rest of the UK? The literature review discussed in the Consultation Document published by the NI Executive in concluded that the current system in Great Britain is the simplest, most efficient and easy to understand. This is a clear indication that elements of the Great Britain regime will be seen in future legislation for NI. This proposed legislation requires all operators irrespective of where they are based in the world to obtain a licence from the UK's Gambling Commission to deal with British consumers.
It seems unlikely that there will be separate legislation in NI to regulate operators based overseas as this issue is clearly being addressed by the UK Government.
There is also little incentive for the NI Executive to attempt to regulate online gambling operators based overseas as the levying of duty on gambling is a reserved matter for the UK Government and the NI Executive has no relevant fiscal powers.
Kim Huat reads the news!!! On the 7th of July, , about six months ago, I quietly rebooted the mrbrown show on the Anchor podcast service. On the same month, my youngest daughter, Joy, made me this mrbrown show keychain for my birthday. Which I thought was serendipitous. It was small little project, something I restarted because I missed the days of doing audio podcasts. So I just did it without fanfare. I was not sure if I was going to keep doing it, so I didn't make a big announcement about it on my blog.
I figured, if I could not sustain it, then I would just let it go. But here we are. There is actually more content on the, er, new mrbrown show besides "Kim Huat reads the news", like sketches, interviews and talk cock sessions with Marc Nair, my family, and Mr Miyagi. But "Kim Huat reads the news" remains the anchor of the new mrbrown show.
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I was so serious about doing this show as frequently as I could, that I brought a mini recording studio with me. Below is a photo of my gear on a trip to San Francisco in September of At home, I created a small recording space, complete with mic and all, in case I wanted to record something for the show, and was not free to go to the office studio.
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