Regularity of sanctions
How frequently does the regulator impose serious sanctions for non-compliance?
Gaming and Lotteries Acts
There is no appointed regulator. The Irish police force would investigate offenses. However, in practice breaches of the Gaming and Lotteries Acts are rarely investigated or enforced. Therefore, fines and prison sentences are very rare.
When a complaint is investigated by the ASAI, a Case Report may be published with details of the complaint. Promotions that breach the ASAI Code must be withdrawn or amended. Further, the contravening advertiser/promoter may also be requested to compensate any consumers adversely affected by the advertisement or promotion. In addition to the above, if any member of the ASAI does not comply with an ASAI decision, it may be subject to penalties including fines and/or suspension of ASAI membership. However, in practice, the ASAI does not issue fines.