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Are games of skill like Spot The Ball exempt from Irish gaming

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Are games of skill like Spot The Ball exempt from Irish gaming licensing laws.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Republic of Ireland Law
Expert:  Buachaill replied 2 years ago.
1. No, they are not. Essentially for a competition like "Spot the Ball" some charity, like the Irish Wheelchair Association, will have applied for a licence under the Gaming & Lotteries Act and the competition will be run for their benefit. Otherwise the competition would be unlawful.
Expert:  Buachaill replied 2 years ago.

2. Don't be fooled because the competition appears in some sunday Newspaper. The newspaper will not be receiving any benefit from the lottery. Some charitable organisation will be behind it.