A website offering online gambling services has told consumers to be cautious of their licences and to make sure they are up-to-date to the latest technology.
Online poker operators say they will now be required to obtain a gaming licence from the Department of Health before they can begin running gambling online.
Online gambling has been allowed to operate in Ireland since 2015, but the Government said there would be restrictions in place before it could be licensed.
Online gamblers in Ireland are being required to register with the Department before they are allowed to play online.
The Government has also said that online gambling operators are required to be able to provide proof of identity before they will be able use their online poker software.
Online gaming companies say that they will not be able set up a business in Ireland without a gaming license.
Online casino operator The Gaming Room says that it will only operate in the country if it has a valid gaming licence.
Online casinos in Ireland will be required, by law, to be accredited by the Irish Gaming Association.
Online betting firms also have to apply for a gaming licences.
Online and mobile gambling has grown exponentially in recent years and now accounts for up to 40% of the country’s total gambling revenues.
Online gamers in Ireland now spend almost $6 billion a year.
Online game sites say that the current licensing regime will not work as it will make it harder for them to operate and they will likely lose their business.
Online companies that do not have a gaming licenses will be fined if they operate in Irish territory, while the gambling industry as a whole will be affected by the legislation.
Online services that do operate in an Irish territory are expected to have to pay the fine.
Online company GameSavers said that they would be unable to offer a gaming service in Ireland unless they had a gaming Licence.
Online bookmaker GameFly, which was founded in 2007, said that it would not be allowed to use its Irish technology to operate.
Online games operators have also said they would face restrictions in the new legislation, which will also affect online poker operators.
Online operators are being forced to register a gaming centre in Ireland.
Online card companies will also be required by law to have a licence, and will also have a license to operate a gaming operation.
Online players will also need a licence for gambling at a gambling venue.
Online Poker players will be given a license for online poker and will have to obtain another licence to operate online poker in Ireland, as well as a gaming center.
Online business and professional gaming firm Casino Leisure has also announced that it is considering legal action against the Government.
Online ticket agent TripAdvisor said that the Government’s online gambling licensing regulations will cause them to lose money.
Online video game company Twitch said that although it will continue to operate its online poker site, the Government will be forcing it to obtain an online gambling license.
Gaming companies are expected, if successful in their legal challenge, to lose up to €1.5 billion in a matter of weeks.
Online streaming platform Netflix said that their gaming service is not yet ready to operate but will be ready by the end of the year.
The online video game provider Twitch has also warned that it may face significant legal costs if it were to be forced to comply with the new regulations.
Online hotel reservation service Airbnb has said that if it is forced to operate, it will have a “major legal problem” if it does not comply with new laws.
Online retailer Booking.com said that its gaming service will not operate in any Irish territory without a license.
The legislation will also require online poker sites to comply in all other areas as well.
Online advertising platforms and bookmakers are also expected to face difficulties if they do not comply.
Online shopping platform eBay has also issued a statement to its users that it has no plans to offer online gambling.
Online credit card company Visa has also threatened to cease its online gambling business if it was forced to apply to be licensed in Ireland to operate as an online gaming company.
Online mortgage lender Equifax has also revealed that it plans to stop its online lending business in the event of a government licensing regime.
Online retail website Amazon.co.uk has also written to its online retailers that it intends to stop selling online gambling products if the Government licensing regime was to be implemented.
Online fashion retailer H&M has also promised to stop offering online casino services if the licensing regime is to be introduced.
Online clothing retailer Temptalia has also told its online shoppers that it does plan to stop providing online casino gambling services.
Online furniture retailer Ikea has also sent out a message to its customers warning them of the licensing implications of the legislation if it becomes law.
Online car rental company Hertz has also indicated that it might be forced, if it wanted to continue providing online gaming services, to cease offering online car rental services if it wants to continue operating.
Online coffee shop Kafe has also stated that it did not plan to continue offering online gaming,