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The Italian Gaming Authority has now published the data relating to the Italian online gaming market up to May 2011. The data show a reduction of in the turnover generated by online sportsbetting games of 2.7% compared to the same month of last year which might be due to the end of the Italian football championship and the lack of interest on the last matches. But what raises more concerns is the reduction in the turnover (equal to € 247,803,388) generated by...

After never ending delays, the launch date of Italian online casino and cash poker games is finally occuring very shortly. The Italian Gambling Authority, AAMS, has now published a notice informing operators that the first authoritizations to the offering of casino and cash poker games will be issued on the 18th of July 2011 and subsequently every first and third Monday of each month. This does not mean that all the operators will gain their authorization on that day, but those that...

The hottest topic in the Italian gaming market during this week is the scandal related to the fixed football matches. Indeed according to the information available on the press some football players, including famous ex players, were involved in a criminal organization fixing matches on which illegal bets were placed.This news was coupled with the publication by some websites of data on bets illegally placed by Italian players on websites run under a non-Italian licence. Indeed Italian law requires that operators...

The Italian Videolottery market is growing faster than initially expected. According to the data available on the press, 19,000 VLTs (out of the 57,000 that concessionaires can instal) have been installed so far generating a turnover during the first 3 months of 2011 of € 2.2 billions (i.e. € 1,280 per machine/day) with each VLT awarding on a daily basis € 1,152 in winnings, with profits for the owners of gaming halls of  € 40/50 per machine/day and for the...