Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach

Overview of Operations of the National Lottery: Discussion

4:00 pm

Ms Tara Buckley:

The point we have just made is that if anyone out there can monitor and assess this to see who is playing and at what level, it is the national lottery regulator. The regulator is in a good position to monitor this in the best interests of protecting the brand and the interests of good causes. We do not have all of this information but we are aware that it is there. As such, the national lottery regulator should be producing reports on that data and publishing them so that we understand how the games are being played, what sort of money is being spent on them, how much individuals are spending and any other data the regulator can access.