The government of Ireland wants to set an independent regulator for the gambling industry by the end of the year.
The cabinet approved the establishment of an independent regulator, but it won’t be in place for at least 18 months.
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said an online lottery won’t harm the national lottery’s performance.
Irish Tote betting industry is blaming a ban on betting on horse racing in Israel for a decline over the last few months.
Online betting companies rejected the National Lottery’s claims about diverting money from good causes by taking bets on the outcome of Lotto draws.