# Bookmakers

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Johnny Ward: Many bookmakers are afraid that the game is up
The life of the bookmaker has been hit hard by Covid-19.
Betting companies seek clarity from the government about reopening dates
Many bookies believed they were permitted to reopen last week.
Leopardstown on course to beat the weather as cards in Britain continue to fall
However, officials have announced the running order will be amended on Saturday.
Tougher rules for bookmakers under new money laundering rules
New rules targeting money laundering were announced today by the government.
Ireland's gambling epidemic: 'Find a corner and you'll be left alone 'til you're penniless'
One treatment expert said he is concerned, in particular, about young people who can very quickly gamble all of their money away online.
Objection to planning permission for bookies in town centre as it would create a 'no-go area'
The decision from Galway City Council to grant permission for the betting shop has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.
Men armed with gun, knife and wrench rob bookies in separate incidents
Gardaí are investigating both robberies.
Once the country's biggest independent bookmaker, Hackett's is now in liquidation
The chain had already closed nearly three-quarters of its shops before finally going under.
Two leading bookmakers to stop taking bets on underage sports events in Ireland
Paddy Power and BoyleSports have taken the decision.
Bookmakers set for 'unprecedented' pay out if Leicester win the Premier League
The Foxes need just three points from their remaining three league games this season to be crowned champions.
Man on the run after threatening bookies staff with hammer
The man made off with a sum of cash.
Irish online gamblers in limbo after UK site wrongly took bets for weeks without noticing
Sportingbet say they are searching for a remedy that’s agreeable to Irish customers.
Who are you backing as top try scorer at the Rugby World Cup?
Julian Savea of New Zealand is the hot favourite in this field.
Do you know someone with a 'secret' gambling problem?
“Technology has had a profound impact on gambling,” according the authors of a new Irish study.
This is how Paddy Power is posting its odds for the marriage referendum
The Irish bookmakers has the ‘Yes’ side as 1/10 favourites.
Ever hear the story of the 75-year-old Irishman who's cost the bookmakers millions?
Nick Townsend, close associate of Barney Curley and author of a new book on the professional gambler, tells us the tale.
No cigarette-style warnings on betting slips ... for now
Do you think they’re a good idea?
There's a new man in the saddle at Paddy Power
Analysts said they’re unconcerned by Andy McCue’s lack of online experience.
Canny punters give Paddy's profits a €34 million kicking
But they still made over €60 million so far this year, so our sympathies are limited.
Paddy Power comes under fire over data breach
The Irish bookmakers has faced criticism over a data breach that occurred in 2010.
Partial to a bit of betting? It's probably in your genes...
A study found that the genes in question affect the role of the chemical dopamine which is released in the brain, motivating people to seek rewards.
'Shocking number' of bookies robberies sparks concern for lone workers
There have been 569 robberies in betting shops across the country in the last three years.
Paddy Power has stopped taking bets on Pistorius trial, but will still pay out
Over 1,000 bets were taken on the trial’s outcome under the controversial “Money Back If He Walks” campaign.
Garda appeal after three masked men raid Clonsilla bookies
The raid happened as a worker at the Boylesports in Clonsilla was opening up this morning.
Appeal for sightings of 'dark coloured Mercedes' after two armed robberies
A bookmakers and a shop were robbed within minutes of each other in north county Dublin earlier today.
Attempted armed robbery at Saggart bookmakers
A 34-year-old man entered the bookmakers last night, apparently armed with a handgun, and demanded cash.
Cashing in: Paddy Power revenue jumps
The success of the Irish owned bookmaker continues to grow thanks to online gambling.
Poll: Will you have a flutter on the action at Cheltenham this week?
It’s the calm before the Hurricane (Fly). But will you get involved with the racing this week?
The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken
Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.
You betcha! Check out the top three wagers of the GAA weekend
Ewan MacKenna pencils in a handy treble ahead of the first real championship weekend of the year.
Armed raiders make off with undisclosed sum from Clare robbery
Two men wearing balaclavas and carrying a shotgun stole the cash from a betting shop in Ennis last night.
3D Corporate Financial Document of the Day
Paddy Power’s 2011 Annual Report is out this week – and almost all of its many illustrations are drawn in 3D.
Paddy Power hopes to make Italy some offers it can't refuse
The Irish bookie has announced plans to enter into the Italian market ahead of Euro 2012, when the two countries will meet.
Surge on online betting sends Paddy Power profit up 16 per cent
Over €4.5 billion was bet with Paddy Power last year, sending its pre-tax profit up to €121m with dividends of €1 per share.
Bizarre publicity photo of the day
What’s going on here?
Bruce could be set for Sunderland exit, as bookies stop taking odds on exit
Fans have called for his sacking, after the club lost 2-1 to Wigan at the weekend.
Bookies make Higgins favourite after Gallagher support 'evaporates'
All the major bookies have now made Michael D Higgins their favourite to win the Presidency, though Gallagher should top the poll.
Ten things you (probably) didn't know about Cheltenham
Afraid of uncomfortable silences between races? Amaze (or bore) your friends and co-workers with some festival-themed trivia.
One mobile phone bet made every three seconds at Paddy Power site
Bookmaker group posts record profits – coming from online and overseas ventures.
Paddy Power delight with 500 jobs boost...
…which Minister Batt O’Keeffe describes as aligned with the Government’s ‘pro-business policy environment’.