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The Italian Criminal Court of Cassation has issued a final decision to the benefit of StanleyBet's so called "CTD - centri trasmissione dati" supporting the compliance of their business with Italian and EU laws. The court decision is not available yet, but - based on StanleyBet's statements - the Court of Cassation - which is the Italian Supreme Court - has made reference to the decision of the European Court of Justice on the Costa - Cifone case and limited the scope...

As part of a strategy aimed at reducing the costs of the Ministry of Finance, the Italian government decided to ‘disband’ the Italian gaming authority AAMS transferring all its functionalities to the Customs Authority to be renamed as "Agency of Customs and Monopolies".Formally AAMS will not exist anymore, but the decree providing this measure clarified that all the personnel and functionalities of AAMS will be transferred to the newly renamed Agency of Customs and Monopolies.In practical terms, it is likely...

With almost one year of delay and following lots of pressure from the industry, AAMS has now set the launch date for online slots in Italy.Indeed AAMS has just published new new guidelines on casino games (including online slots), poker games and skill games and a new decree setting out the process to have such games authorised by AAMS.The most interesting news is though that the authorization decree provided that applications to have online slots approved can be already filed,...

The Italian Gaming Authority, AAMS, published the data for March and April 2012 on the Italian online gaming market showing an increase in players' spending of 8.6% compared to 2011.The turnover of the Italian online gaming market reached in the first 4 months of 2012 € 5.5 billion with players' spending of € 67.7 million. As occurred during the last year, poker cash games (€ 3.1 billion of turnover) and casino games (€ 1.4 billion of turnover) represent by far the major...