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Irish Pub Operator to be Fines for Running Illegal Gambling, Once Caught

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The operators of a licensed Irish pub is at logger heads with the authorities. It is reported that he has been earning from much more that his pub. Authorities found out that the pub owner has been dipping, illegally, into the world of gambling to supplement his income.

Sadly, the pub owner did not make an effort to approach gambling through the proper channels in order for him to add onto his currently portfolio. Regulator want this business man to pay for breaking the law. But, in order for him to face the law, he has to be caught.
According to local media, pub owner Herbert William Currie owns and operates Victoria Bar located in Armagh, North Ireland. Apparently, the pub owner is also a sports gambling entrepreneur, and has been allowing illegal gambling activities at the pub. As far as people can recall, the pub owner has been letting this happen for the last six years and now the law feels that he as about 24 counts to answer for carrying out a business and acting a gambling broker minus proper licensing.

For that reason, he will be required to pay £2400 as fine for his illegal activities. The law also want him to pay about £24000 as compensation to a local bookie who brought up the charges.

The pub owner has been prosecuted in his absence at a Laganside Court in Belfast. It is not clear where he is hiding, although it is believed that he went south to Spain. The authorities hope that he will come back face the law and pay up his fines before the deadline, which was set on the 30th of June. Otherwise, he will have to be tracked down and brought back.

Source: https://calvinayre.com/2020/02/11/business/irish-pub-owner-fined-over-illegal-gambling-if-he-can-be-found/

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