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Italian Lotto license tender to the European Court of Justice

June 19, 2017 - 10:56 pm in gambling, gaming

The award of the Italian Lotto license will have an unexpected follow-up before the European Court of Justice with an uncertain outcome. One of the main events in the Italian market in 2016 was the award of the Lotto license against the payment of € 700…

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30% reduction of Comma 6A gaming slots, with what effects?

June 5, 2017 - 11:04 pm in gambling, gaming

The reduction by 30% of AWPs/Comma 6A gaming machines might not be a bad news for large operators in the Italian market.  The timing of reduction of…

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International online gaming sharing liquidity deal in June

May 30, 2017 - 6:16 am in gambling, gaming

The international online gaming sharing liquidity between Italy, the UK, Spain, France and Portugal shall happen in June according to a report from ARJEL. …

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Gambling advertising subject to stricter rules in Italy?

May 8, 2017 - 6:59 pm in gambling, gaming

Gambling advertising might be subject to further restrictions in Italy, according to what stated by a representative of the Ministry of Finance.  The current Italian gambling advertising regulations General gambling advertising rules had been introduced in…

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Increased Italian VLT and Comma6a gaming taxes, with what effect?

April 24, 2017 - 11:32 pm in gambling, gaming

The increase of the gaming taxes provided by the recently approved Italian law opens a number of questions on their impact on the market. Usually the end of the year is the most stressful time for gaming operators since the Italian Budget Law is approved and…

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Italian online gaming market reaches € 1bn with 25% growth

April 17, 2017 - 10:57 pm in gambling, gaming

The data of the Italian online gaming market shows a growth driven by new operators and the success of the fight against unlicensed operators. The data on the Italian online gaming market for 2016 As every year, the University of Milan published its data on…


New Italian VLT rules: more competition and more traceability

April 11, 2017 - 6:38 am in gambling, gaming

New Italian VLT rules provide considerable new obligations aimed at avoiding frauds, but also a new certification process that should enhance competition. With some months of delay, the Italian gambling authority has finally published the new technical rules…


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

March 27, 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…


New Italian AWP gaming market is at a turning point?

March 20, 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 is likely to change The rumours on the timing of change of the current AWPs (also known as Comma 6A or NewSlots)…

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

March 7, 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 market The Italian Ministry of Finance published the official data relating to 2016 which reveal that…