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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...

As a reaction to the very recent betting scandal relating to footbal fixed matches, important new initiatives have been adopted by the Italian Gambling Authority and the Italian Ministry of Home Affairs. The Italian Gambling Authority (AAMS) has not only declared that has been cooperating and will more and more cooperate with licensees and the competent authorities in order to identify illegal conducts connected to events subject of bets, but that wil also execute by the end of the month of June...

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 Gambling Authority has now published the data relating to April and the first quarter 2011. The growth of the market went beyond any expectation and indeed the aggregate turnover (both online and offline) of the first quarter 2011 was of € 24 bn with an increase of 18.2% if compared to the same period of last year. The main reason of such growth was the launch of videolotteries (VLTs) that generated € 989 M in the month of April and €...