Speaking on behalf of Flutter, Ian Proctor, Chairman of Flutter UK and Ireland, said: “As a long-standing advocate of evidence-based safer gambling measures and a well-resourced regulator in Ireland, Flutter welcomes the imminent publication of the Gambling Regulation Bill. This development is a critical milestone and represents clear progress towards the establishment of a new Authority, which needs broad powers to respond to our dynamic and fast-changing industry.
We look forward to assessing the detailed terms of the Bill when published, and working constructively with the new Authority to put in place effective measures. These should protect those that may be vulnerable to experiencing harm, while allowing the vast majority of our customers who enjoy gambling safely to do so.
Flutter fully recognises that the industry has not always got it right in the past. However, our business has made significant strides in recent years in our safer gambling approach. For example, Flutter has initiated and driven a race to the top with the introduction of several proactive measures, such as our ban on the use of credit cards, mandatory deposit limits for under 25s, and a €10 stake limit on slot products. We will continue to lead from the front in this area.”