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Donegal councillors to vote on allowing slot machine operations in urban areas

Slot machine operations are currently restricted to recreational seaside towns

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Donegal councillors to vote on allowing slot machine operations in urban areas

Councillors in two municipal districts in the county are to vote on allowing slot machine operations to be established in urban areas.

The Letterkenny and Inishowen Municipal Districts will consider the adoption of Part III of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956 in respect of the whole of their Municipal Districts.

The current law was enacted by Donegal County Council, Letterkenny Urban District Council and Buncrana Urban District Council in the late 1980s and early 1990s, restricting slot machine operations to recreational seaside towns. The proposed change will allow these game operators to establish in urban areas.

The issue will become before both municipal districts on March 12.

Submissions are invited from the public in relation to the proposals before this Friday, March 1.

Anyone concerned with any change in the law to allow the development of slot machines in urban areas are asked to make a submission on the matter in writing by email or post by Friday, 1st March to frontdesk@donegalcoco.ie or Aideen Doherty (Inishowen) / Patricia McIntyre (Letterkenny), Area Manager, Housing and Corporate Services, Donegal County Council, Neil T Blaney Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.