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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...

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...