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Sportsbetting conference in Rome on 10 December 2013 – come and join us!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be running a conference named “Sports betting in Italy: how to reverse the decline? Countries in comparison for a possible solution” on the 10th of December 2013 in Rome at the Hotel Boscolo Exedra – Michelangelo meeting room, Piazza Della Repubblica No. 47, at 9:30 am.

The online sports betting sector in Italy is facing a crisis mainly due to the excessive tax burden based on turnover, to the restrictions on the value of winnings and to the limited offering that is constrained by a number of administrative approvals. By contrast, in countries such as the UK, the online sports betting market is considerably growing. The speakers will explore the reasons of such crisis also in light of the experience gained from other jurisdictions trying to identify a possible solution.

As part of the event is held in Italian language, a simultaneous translation service is granted and therefore no language issue should arise. Also, the event will be totally free, but given the limited availability, please register sending an email to eventi@dlapiper.com.

Below is the program of the event and if you have any question feel free to contact me, Giulio Coraggio (giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com). Also follow us on Google+, in our IPTitaly group on LinkedIn and on Twitter.

PROGRAM

9:00 am – Registration and welcome coffee

9:30 am – Introduction

  • Giulio Coraggio, DLA Piper Italy

9:35 am – Research – University of Milan – Gaming Online Observatory

Online gaming in Italy, a zero-growth market

  • Marco Planzi, University of Milan – Online Gaming Observatory

9:50 am – Panel 1 – Regulatory models in comparison

Taxation, payout limits and limited offering, the reasons why Italian sports betting regulations are not competitive

  • Giulio Coraggio, DLA Piper Italy
  • Hilary Stewart-Jones, DLA Piper UK
  • Albert Agustinoy, DLA Piper Spain
  • Max Wenger, DLA Piper Germany

10:40 am – The taxation of online sports betting in Italy and other reasons of the decline

  • Marco Planzi, University of Milan – Online Gaming Observatory

11:30 am – Panel 2 – Roundtable

The future of online sports betting in Italy, how to foster the growth?

  • Francesco Rodano, Head of Remote Gaming – AAMS
  • Graham Wood, iGaming Consultancy Ltd.
  • Giulio Coraggio – DLA Piper Italy
  • Moderator: Nicola Tani, Agipro

12:00 pm Closing Remarks

  • Giulio Coraggio – DLA Piper Italy