Dáil Éireann - Volume 609 - 08 November, 2005
Written Answers. - Gambling Casinos.
Mr. Costello Mr. Costello
531. Mr. Costello asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a gambling casino has been opened recently in Grafton Street; if he is satisfied that it is operating legally; the legislation governing the operation of casinos; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32832/05]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: I have been informed by the Garda that it is not aware of any gambling casino having recently opened on Grafton Street, Dublin 2. However, itis aware of a private club off Grafton Street that provides casino-type facilities to members of the club. This private club was recently visited by a senior Garda officer and no irregularities were detected that would justify a prosecution under the Gaming and Lotteries Acts 1956 to 86, which is the relevant legislation for such matters. I am assured that the premises will continue to receive Garda attention and if breaches of the legislation are detected the directions of the Chief State Solicitor will be sought. There are no proposals currently to amend the law in this matter.
Dáil Éireann 609 Written Answers. Gambling Casinos.