Two Mile Borris Casino not going ahead


The Justice Minister said in Co. Tipperary that the new gambling laws he will soon be introducing will not allow for the casino development at Two Mile Borris to go ahead.

Last week Deputy Michael Lowry said that the developers of the proposed project were hoping new gambling laws may enable the large-scale project to go ahead following the previous rejection of the plans by Minister Alan Shatter due to the scale of the proposals.

The new bill will limit the number of casinos in the country to a maximum of 40. No individual casino will be allowed to have more than 15 tables either.

It also provides a regulatory framework which will extend to the licensing regime go include online and electronic gambling.

Deputy Lowry also said that the promoter of the Two Mile Borris project Richard Quirke still intends to make submissions and presentation “to include facts and detail which will illustrate that the table and machine limits are impractical, unworkable and not financially sustainable in any venue.