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Gaming affiliates: how the EU privacy regulation might impact them?

August 1, 2017 - 6:37 am in gambling, gaming

The EU Privacy Regulation will oblige gaming affiliates to comply with stringent requirements in the processing of personal data of players.  I have already discussed in several blog posts about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how this…


Italian sportsbetting rules fully align with the .COM market?

July 24, 2017 - 8:38 pm in gambling, gaming

New Italian sportsbetting rules are in the process of being approved and will be the final step to further boast the fast growing Italian market.  The…

international sharing liquidity

Online poker international sharing liquidity deal executed

July 10, 2017 - 10:47 pm in gambling, gaming

The execution of the agreement among gaming regulators on online poker international sharing liquidity might open a new era for online gambling.  The…

anti-money laundering

New Italian anti-money laundering law creates concerns for gaming operators

June 27, 2017 - 6:23 am in gambling, gaming

Italian anti-money laundering law implementing the forth AML directive might have a major impact on the gaming sector.  I had anticipated the upcoming adoption of the decree implementing the 4th AML Directive in Italy which is now in place. Below are the…

anti-money laundering

How new German anti-money laundering act impacts gambling operators

June 26, 2017 - 7:24 pm in gambling, gaming

The new German anti-money laundering law triggers obligations for gambling operators that never had to deal with it so far. Here is an interesting article from my German colleagues Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann that was initially published…


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…

comma 6a

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 Comma 6A machines might change The Italian Stability Law 2016 had provided for the reduction by 30% of the…

international sharing liquidity

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.  International online gaming sharing liquidity seems a "never ending story" that we have been watching…

gambling advertising

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…

gaming taxes

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…