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The long awaited decree regulating online poker cash games and casino games in Italy has been finally published on the Official Gazette and Italian licensed operators will be able very shortly to offer such games.The decree prescribes that:operators need to go through an authorization process relating to their platform and each game they intend to offer; the gaming tax applicable on cash games and casino games is 20% of the revenues (i.e. turnover net of amount returned to players);at least...

I am delighted to inform you that I have been invited as a speaker at the World Gambling Briefing which will take place in Malta on 24-25 March 2010. In particular, I will be one of the panelists during the session “Innovations in iGaming: What Unique Regulatory Challenges Will They Pose?” on the 24th afternoon. If you want to have a chat about the Italian gaming market or to just say hi, send an email to me, Giulio Coraggio, and...

The 3 months consultation before the European Commission of the draft decree regulating the new Italian gaming license regime will expire on the 19th of March. However, there are already rumors on the potential outcome of the consultation. Indeed, it appears that the comments raised by some operators will oblige the Italian gaming authority to require a 3 months consultation before the European Commission also in relation to the further decrees implementing the abovementioned draft decree which will lead to further...

While EGR reports that the new EU’s internal market Commissioner, Michel Barnier, offered an hope for operators facing a battle against European gaming monopolies, the EU Advocate generals have issued two decisions that do not meet operators’ expectations of a big change in the EU approach towards the gaming sector.The opinions related:to the Swedish prohibition on promoting Internet gaming offered by operators that do not hold a Swedish gaming license: according to the Advocate General - who also mentioned the...