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After more than a year of delays, the Italian decree regulating online poker cash games and casino games has finally been published on the Italian Official Gazette and therefore has now come into force. No real surprises have been unveiled by the decree. Indeed, as already prescribed by the previous version of the decree, subsequently challenged by Italian network provider Microgame, it introduces the following changes: Tax on casino and cash poker games will be 20% of gross profits. This...

It seems that the tolerance of the Italian Gaming Authority (AAMS) to the unlawful offer of remote games to Italian residents in absence of an Italian remote gaming license has now reached an end. AAMS has challenged to Betfair Italia, the company of the Betfair group holding an Italian remote gaming license (under which it runs the website www.betfair.it) the breach of the provisions of the Italian gaming license agreement prohibiting the offer, also through affiliate companies, of games to...

The never ending saga of the Italian decree regulating cash poker games and casino games seems to be almost over. The Administrative Court of Lazio Region rejected the claim brought by one of the major Italian gaming operators, Microgame, against the decree. Indeed, earlier this year, the Administrative Court of Lazio Region had ordered the temporary suspension of the efficacy of decree because of the alleged inconsistency between the decree notified to the European Commission and the one subsequently approved...

The Italian Gaming Authority has now published the “Official Data On Remote Gaming” reviewing the data generated by the sector during this year up to 31 October 2010.I believe there are no major surprises: while horse betting games are suffering a deep crisis with a decrease of the value of bets of 12.9%, fixed odd sports betting sector saw an increase of 10.7% reaching a value of over € 1bn, even if it showed a negative trend during the last...

The Italian Gambling Authority (AAMS) has provided some clarifications on the locations where operators will be entitled to install videolotteries. In particular, the AAMS clarified that it will be possible to install VLTs not only in bingo halls, betting and gaming shops and gaming halls where other entertainment machine have to be located, but also in gaming halls where only AWPs and VLTs can be installed. These halls cannot have as their main business the offer of food and beverages (like...