Irish Gaming News: Emerald Isle Gets Major Technology Boost

Ireland is in the midst of a major gaming boom at the moment, with the industry quickly becoming one of the most lucrative on the Emerald Isle.

With government tax incentives making Ireland an attractive place for technology companies to operate, the country is on track to be a major global player in the sector.

Read on as we look at some of the latest developments to impact the gaming industry, starting with news about investment which will create a raft of new jobs in Cork.

Qualcomm Announces Multi-Million Dollar Investment Plans

Qual comm Tech recently announced a $127 million expansion of its research and development facility in Cork, which will create more than 150 new jobs. 

The investment will be phased over the next few years, further strengthening Qualcomm’s long-standing relationship with the Irish city.

The American multinational corporation creates semiconductors, software and services related to wireless technology, which are used in various industries.

Many of their products are used in the gaming sector, helping to provide players with elite-level experiences across a wide range of digital devices.

Simon Coveney TD, the Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment, said the new roles will provide excellent opportunities for Irish citizens. 

“At the heart of this project is digital transformation, bringing QT Technologies Ireland’s research & development, hardware and software teams together in Cork, and allowing for innovative and exciting new work to be undertaken.

“This announcement further highlights Ireland’s position as a global hub for the world’s leading tech companies, and I would like to thank Qualcomm Technologies for its continued investment in Ireland. I wish all the team every success with this new expansion.” 

Irish Company Picks Up Prestigious Accolade

The associated iGaming sector contributes significant revenues to the gaming universe in Ireland, with several major operators headquartered there.

They include Boylesports, which offers sports betting and online casino services to players in the United Kingdom, Ireland and several international jurisdictions.

The company has recently received a prestigious accolade for the quality of its technology innovations governing safer gambling processes.

The Advanced Level 3 certification in GamCare’s Safer Gambling Standard recognises companies that show high standards of player protection on their various platforms.

By helping customers to gamble more safely on their sportsbook and online real money casinos, Boylesports have led the way in reducing gambling harms. 

Hayley Smith, Group Director of Compliance at Boylesports, says the company is eager to ensure that all customers can enjoy playing on their sites without any issues.

“We are committed to continuing to set high standards of social responsibility and working towards further improvements to minimise the risk of our customers experiencing gambling related harm,” Smith said.

Ireland Set to Host Prestigious Research Conference

Dublin will be the venue as the 2024 International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues (ICLSPI 2024) takes place on August 23-24.

The event will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their research results and experiences on all aspects of legal, security and privacy issues.

ICLSPI 2024 will allow researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and concerns before offering practical solutions in each category.

These insights will be crucial to future developments within the gaming industry as it strives to ensure it is ahead of the game in tackling the challenges presented in these areas.

The ICLSPI 2024 program includes time allocated for networking, peer-to-peer discussions and collaboration with representatives from other industries.

A wide range of topics will be covered during the event including data retention & protection, media & entertainment law, mobile technology and online gaming. 

Previous events have proved to be crucial in driving improvements in legal, security and privacy issues, and this latest edition will undoubtedly play a key role in future developments.

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