The potential increase of the gaming taxes for Italian land based videolottery and AWPs raised major concerns among operators and investors, but the real effects of such increase shall be reviewed in the long term together with the further measures expected to be adopted by the Government.
Gaming laws in Italy for sportsbetting are increasingly trying to accomodate operators' needs. The entrance of new major operators in the Italian sportsbetting market and the liberalization of gaming laws that for a decade had been very restrictive are now followed by further measures boosting the sportsbetting liberalization expected to increase the product offering in the market.
Online gaming in Italy is facing a very interesting growth in the last months in the sportsbetting and casino markets that are recovering the market from its crisis. Also, the recent measures against the so called CTDs are expected to boost the land-based sector as well.
The EU General Court upheld the Danish gambling regime providing for a different tax treatment between online gaming and land based gaming putting an end to a long legal battle that had side effects also in other jurisdictions.