Category Archive: Italy

Italy: Sportsbetting full liberalization closer!

Sportsbetting full liberalization is getting closer with the publication by the Italian gaming regulator of the updated draft protocol of communication (PSQF) which has the purpose of getting rid of the official list of bets and events soon. Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: Lotto tender delays ring the bell for late comers?

The potential delays in the award of the new license for Lotto game in Italy and the changes to the applicable requirements might become an interesting opportunity for other gaming operators/suppliers.  Read the rest of this entry »

Black Wednesday for the Italian gaming market…

The Italian gaming market will remember this Wednesday for the very large number of companies, shops and individuals subject of actions taken by Italian police authorities. Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: Gaming advertising ban, ready for the battle?

A potential gaming advertising ban is contained in the last draft of Italian gambling law, but there is no doubt that it will trigger legal challenges if approved. Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: Final efforts are needed on gaming rules…

Italian new gaming regulations seem to miss the last mile with further delays which even increased the stress levels among operators and suppliers. Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: Poker international liquidity to reverse the decline

Italian law allowing the international poker liquidity sharing might be a major step for the gaming market where poker is facing a considerable decline. Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: € 200M gaming VLT contribution paid by who?

The end of April was the deadline for the payment of the € 200M contribution by gaming machine licensees in Italy, but it is unclear who borne such cost between the supply chain and the licensees.  Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: Casino and Sportsbetting push for the growth

The data just published on the Italian online gaming market shows positive figures for casino and sportsbetting while poker has been declining with a slight recovery at the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: € 500 VLT gaming fee now confirmed?

The interim claim on the € 500 million video lottery fee has been rejected by Italian courts raising the question on whether the € 200 million payment due at the end of April shall be paid. Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: Time for New Casinos?

New casinos might be established in Italy creating new opportunities also for private investors in a country where at the moment there are only 4 casinos.  Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: 90% online sportsbetting growth leads to a turning point?

A 90% turnover growth of the online sportsbetting market in Italy together with the recent and upcoming changes in the Italian online gaming market are creating a quite friendly play-field for operators and suppliers removing the inefficiencies and issues of the last years. Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: Top 5 upcoming gaming law changes!

A new gaming tax regime, less AWPs, but easier homologation for AWPs (to be replaced) and VLTs, full liberalization of sports betting, CTDs and new advertising regulations are among the provisions prescribed by the draft law of implementation of the so called ‘delega fiscale’ in Italy which will set a new framework of gaming laws. Read the rest of this entry »

ITALY: The future of sportsbetting after Stanleybet decision

The decision of the European Court of Justice in the Stanleybet case might affect the future of the Italian sportsbetting market during a period when CTDs are still on time to “cure” their status.  Read the rest of this entry »

ITALY: € 500M video lottery gaming tax now allocated

The additional gaming tax on video lottery and AWP licensees in Italy has now come into force and has also been allocated among licensees with surprises among operators.  Read the rest of this entry »

ITALY: New era for the betting market?

The possibility for betting shops run under a foreign gambling license (the CTDs) to be authorised to operate in Italy through a procedure set out by a recent law might open a new page in the sports betting sector.  But the number of shops that will decide to adhere to such procedure is still a question mark. Read the rest of this entry »

ITALY: VLT gaming tax, CTDs and Lotto change

€ 500 million of additional gaming taxes, an approval procedure for CTDs and a new license application process for lotto games have been approved in Italy as part of the budget law. Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: What consequences of potential tax increase?

The potential increase of the gaming taxes for Italian land based videolottery and AWPs raised major concerns among operators and investors, but the real effects of such increase shall be reviewed in the long term together with the further measures expected to be adopted by the Government. Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: Gaming law changes further liberalize sportsbetting

Gaming laws in Italy for sportsbetting are increasingly trying to accomodate operators’ needs.  The entrance of new major operators in the Italian sportsbetting market and the liberalization of gaming laws that for a decade had been very restrictive are now followed by further measures boosting the sportsbetting liberalization expected to increase the product offering in the market. Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: Online gaming licenses – Updated FAQs!

Online gaming has considerably changed during the last 3 years and therefore I decided to publish an updated version of the FAQs on the regime applicable to Italian online gaming licenses.  Read the rest of this entry »

ITALY – Gaming law regime upheld by Italian Supreme Court

The Italian gaming law regime after considerable court cases is now eventually upheld by the Italian Administrative Supreme Court in a dispute relating to a so called ‘centro trasmissione dati‘ or ‘CTD‘. Read the rest of this entry »

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