Interesting to see FG is giving away €5k in weekly “prizes” in its “prize draw”. It’s likely taking in, €30k a week in “ticket sales”. That’s a lot of gambling with terrible odds and an obvious way to make undeclared political donations… https://t.co/Hgj5j7yY9ipic.twitter.com/9UAroCUWwD
The National Lottery has confirmed it will hold a must-win draw this Saturday, after more than seven months without a jackpot winner.
Via RTE News:
This Saturday, if there is still no winner of the jackpot, it will flow down to the winners in lower tiers. This will likely result in several winners.
National Lottery spokesperson Fran Whearty said that must-win draws will be held in the future to prevent such long rollovers from happening again, explaining that jackpots are “guaranteed to be won no more than five draws after the cap has been reached”.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland Mr Whearty urged players to play responsibly at the weekend because they are “as likely to win with one ticket, as with multiple”.
The irony of being targeted by Paddy Power adverts on a webpage where gambling addiction is the headline. Look at the footer ad on the bottom of the screenshot.
Link is here where I speak about the negligence of gambling advertising amount other things https://t.co/xlsuzDgXHCpic.twitter.com/qZ6pFtXCVX
An investigation by the regulator revealed that two customers were allowed to gamble “significant sums” of stolen money on the company’s betting exchange, Betfair.
One of the customers was the former boss of Birmingham Dogs Home, Simon Price, who spent money with Betfair that he had stolen from the charity. He was jailed in December for five years for defrauding the charity of £900,000 over a four-year period.
Failings were also identified involving three online customers and in the betting firm’s shops, including weaknesses in its source of wealth and social responsibility checks