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AML

Is the 4th AML Directive a potential risk for the Italian gaming market?

27 March, 2017 - 9:00 am in gambling, gaming

The implementation of the 4th AML Directive might have a considerable impact on the Italian gaming market, subject to the way the new provisions will be interpreted by the competent authorities.  The draft law implementing the 4th AML Directive in Italy is…

AWP

New Italian AWP gaming market is at a turning point?

20 March, 2017 - 8:10 pm in gambling, gaming

The regulatory changes impacting the Italian AWP market might speed up as a consequence of initiatives that are currently ongoing. How the AWP market…

Italian gaming

€ 19.2 bn of GGR in the Italian gaming market in 2016

7 March, 2017 - 6:46 am in gambling, gaming

The Italian gaming market is rapidly growing according to the official data for 2016 published by the Ministry of Finance.  The figures of Italian gaming…

gaming taxes

More gaming taxes from the Italian market?

21 February, 2017 - 7:48 am in gambling, gaming, Sin categoría

The risk of higher gaming taxes in Italy arises again as part of the proposal from the Government that should collect additional € 3.4 billion.  The usual stressful period for the Italian gaming market is the end of the year. This is the time when the budget…

betting shop

Italian betting shop licenses: a new tender or an extension?

14 February, 2017 - 6:58 am in gambling, gaming

The delays of the tender for new Italian betting shop licenses might be sorted with an extension of current licenses which could lead to major legal issues. The current situation on new Italian betting shop licenses The Italian budget law 2016 provided for…

gambling

Top 3 takeaways from DLA Piper gambling and tax event

7 February, 2017 - 8:31 am in Event, gambling, gaming

Upcoming licensing regimes, strict sanctions and privacy compliance are among the regulatory changes discussed during the DLA Piper gambling and tax event. As anticipated, we ran on the 6th of February 2017 the second edition of the DLA Piper gambling and…

gambling

DLA Piper Gambling and Tax Event before ICE Gaming

16 January, 2017 - 7:59 pm in gambling, gaming

Here is the opportunity of getting free gambling and tax law advice from DLA Piper lawyers of the hottest gaming jurisdictions of the moment.  The gambling regulatory and tax regimes are in a constant state of change. Different jurisdictions are entering…

online gaming licenses

Tender for Italian online gaming licenses in Q1 2017?

9 January, 2017 - 11:11 pm in gambling, gaming

The tender for Italian online gaming licenses might be launched in Q1 2017, but there is the shadow of the negative opinion on the tendering rules.  An interesting last week... I was "bombarded" last week of calls and emails from clients and journalists asking…

certification

Italian tender for gaming certification is good news for suppliers

3 January, 2017 - 8:53 am in gambling, gaming

Major opportunities for testing labs are now open in Italy with the tender process for the accreditation as certification entities for all the land-based and online games. An opportunity for testing labs The certification process for games and platforms run…

gaming

Top 5 gaming articles of 2016

27 December, 2016 - 8:33 am in gambling, gaming

The upcoming Italian gaming licenses, Brexit, market figures, police actions and the EU privacy regulation among the best articles of 2016 on this blog. Here is the top 5 of the gaming articles published in 2016 on this blog based on the number of readers:…