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From the 19th to the 22th of September 2011, Milan will become the capital of the gaming world with the EiG iGaming Conference & Expo. I am not from Milan (fortunately) and I do not support any of Milan football teams (fortunately again!), but (unfortunately) I live there and therefore myself,  Giulio Coraggio and a number of members of DLA Piper's global gaming and betting team will be attending the conference. Also, I will be a speaker at the parallel gaming conference Combating Cybercrime...

The long awaited call for tenders for the award of new Italian licences on videolotteries and AWPs has finally been launched. Entities applying for a licence shall submit their application by the 10th of October 2011.   The requirements and obligations prescribed by the call for tenders are quite stringent. Applying entities shall:be gaming and network operators based in a country of the European Economic Area - this requirement does not prevent the participation to the application procedure of non-gaming companies if they...

The topic of this summer in the Italian gaming market relates to the Stanleybet claims brought against the decrees regulating the issue of new Italian remote gaming licenses (the so called "Comunitaria decree"). No official statements have been issued but apparently Stanleybet brought two claims against the decree regulating the award of the new licenses and against the Comunitaria decree because they allege (again!) their lack of compliance with the EU principles. The reaction from the Italian Gaming Authority, AAMS, was to precautionary suspend...

The Italian Government is in the process of adopting, as part of the so called Budget law, a Law Decree containing a number of provisions that might lead to a revolution in the gaming sector.In brief the most relevant provisions are:New VLT Licences: a call for tenders for the award of new videolottery licences will be launched by 30 September 2011 – this might be a great opportunity also for foreign operators that might have much more experience in a sector...

As anticipated the Italian Gambling Authority, AAMS, and the French Gambling Authority, ARJEL, have been negotiating a bilateral agreement that should enhance the cooperation between the two regulators. According to a press release issued by AAMS, the bilateral agreement has been now signed. This represents the first agreement between gambling regulators of two different jurisdictions and, according to the press release, the purpose of the agreement is to foster the cooperation against illegal websites, encourage the compliance with ethical principles in sports...