The Irish government has made a series of amendments to its proposed framework for the regulation of online gambling in order to strengthen its ability to prosecute unlicensed operators, with the changes submitted to the European Commission for approval.

The amendments set out the way in which the authorities can pursue unlicensed operators and enforce a ban on such sites advertising to Irish customers. Those suspected of operating without a licence can be served with a ‘compliance notice’, requiring them to shut down their offering by a set date.

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