The decree regulating the issue of new Italian remote gaming licenses contains also some interesting surprises for operators. The sample of the gaming account agreement attached to the new license agreement to be entered by both the current licensed operators and by the new entrants in the market provides.
A GOOD NEWS: players will not be required to send to operators the executed copy of the gaming account agreement, but it will be possible to accept the agreement online through a "point and click";
A BAD NEWS: players will still be required to send to operators the copy of their ID; and
A VERY BAD NEWS: players will not be able to use payment vouchers until they have sent to the operator the copy of their ID.
The above might make payment deals less attractive for gaming operators, but in my view operators cannot however avoid the launch of payment tools easing the transfer of funds to the gaming account and the cashing out of funds by players. In a country where users are quite reluctant in providing their credit card details to the Internet providers, a payment deal appears still a crucial step for a successful operator.Do you have a different view? Do you want to discuss the above? Feel free to contact me, Giulio Coraggio.