New Bingo Regulations, the right approach to success?

AAMS has published the new protocol of communication that will regulate the offering of bingo games under the new regulations which will shortly come into force, but more interestingly AAMS published some FAQs on the future of Italian bingo regulations.
As expected, the general impression is that AAMS is still willing to keep bingo as a very soft game and indeed, apparently it will not be possible for offer pre-seeded jackpots. Also, still to be decided is whether it will be possible to have aggregated jackpots between different halls. However, it will be possible to have guaranteed prizes to be offered regardless of players’ contributions and apparently there will not be major restrictions on bingo variations.

Indeed, this will be the major change to be introduced by the new bingo regulations that are now subject to considerable restrictions which currently prevent the offering of bingo games as those available on .COM platforms.

It is not fully clear the reason of restrictions on jackpots and hopefully this limitation will be removed at a later stage. Also, hopefully AAMS will decide to lower the tax regime for bingo games replicating the successful approach followed in Spain with a unique tax regime based on gross profits across different products.

We will watch it closely and in the meantime if you want to discuss about it, feel free to contact me, Giulio Coraggio (giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com).