Loved ones welcome &#039extended overdue&#039 gambling reforms – The Fermanagh Herald

WELCOME REFORMS: THE Family of a Fermanagh male who took his personal lifestyle since of a gambling dependancy, have welcomed the news that some of the gambling reforms they have been campaigning for will be released by Stormont.

Sadie and Peter Keogh misplaced their son, Lewis in 2013. Considering the fact that then, the few have been lobbying neighborhood politicians and the executive for reforms they think could spare other family members their grief.

Previous 7 days, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey, announced the to start with reforms for the gambling marketplace in 35 several years which, she admitted ended up ‘long overdue’.

Among the new changes, which will come into effect in the following couple of weeks, is a ban on young children enjoying gaming machines, powers to impose a levy on gambling operators, producing gambling contracts enforceable in legislation and the establishment of a mandatory code of practice for individuals holding gambling licences.

Sadie and Pete, who run “Gambling With Lives”, a neighborhood assistance team for people bereaved by gambling dependancy, reported the new regulations are a “positive start” but added there is continue to a way to go.

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