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EU look at gambling

IRISH betting firm Paddy Power has welcomed the launch yesterday by the European Commission of a major public consultation on online gambling in the region.

The commission said that it hoped to determine if greater co-operation at EU level might help member states more effectively achieve the objectives of their gambling policies.

The EU also wants to ensure greater consumer protection. A Paddy Power representative said that it welcomed more regulation in the industry.