Established in 1923, Irish Office of the Revenue Commissioners is an institution in charge of dealing with various matters related to taxation, customs, and similar items. Among other things, the body, which is often called just Revenue, is the main licensing authority for all things relating to gambling in the country.
Online Casinos Licensed by Office of the Revenue Commissioners
Because of the current state of affairs, there are no online casinos directly licensed by the body. Instead, players from Ireland can play at online casinos licensed by other major licensing bodies such as MGA or UKGC, as long as these online casinos are allowed to offer their services in the country. There’ve been some regulatory movements in this particular area and Ireland is moving closer to having their own state-licensed casinos in the future.
About Office of the Revenue Commissioners
The Revenue issues licenses for gaming machines and sports betting activities in Ireland. However, they don’t, as of yet, issue licenses for online gambling operators. While the country is awaiting regulatory changes to catch up with the times, Irish Office of the Revenue Commissioners is primarily in charge of licensing land-based venues offering betting and gaming machines.
Licenses are usually issued for the period of one year and renewed accordingly. Operators of gaming machines can also opt to take three-month licenses. The cost of the license depends on the number of machines operated by the business and there is a fixed price for every machine that’s included in the license.