New legislation has reportedly come into force in Northern Ireland that allows local sportsbooks and bingo halls to stay open for longer and begin offering their services to punters on Sundays.

According to a Sunday report from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the move is being seen as the biggest shake-up to the province’s laws on gambling for almost 40 years by bringing these into line with those already governing such operations in the rest of the United Kingdom and the neighboring Republic of Ireland.

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