From relative anonymity less than a few years ago, eSports has seen an explosion in popularity, fuelled by our seemingly insatiable appetite to be entertained. From community-based amateur game-playing to competitive tournaments, eSports encompasses casual leisure users through to professional video game players.
The statement from the European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska on the need to waive unjustified and discriminatory restrictions on online gaming might open a new page on liberalization of the sector within the European Union.
2016 will be a year leading to considerable changes in the Italian gaming market. The award of new online gaming and betting shop licenses together with the consolidation among operators might cause a relevant reshuffling of the market positions.