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Online bingo was launched in Italy at the end of December 2009, attracting a considerable number of players who were finally able to play their favourite Christmas game, the "Tombola", through their computers. However, according to the administrative court of the Lazio region, online bingo operators have to take a break… The approval of the decrees regulating online bingo have been found not compliant with the formalities required by Italian law, the court has ruled. To be honest, however, bingo...

During the last weeks I have been questioned by some gaming operators willing to enter into the Italian online gaming market on the possibilities of acquiring from Italian licensed operators either their gaming license or the entire company. The transfer of an Italian license is subject to the approval of the Italian gaming authority which will only check whether the buyer fulfills the requirements necessary to hold a license, while the transfer of the ownership of the entire company holding...

EGaming Review reports that, because of the upcoming liberalization of the French gaming market, FDJ has entered into an agreement with TF1, the largest French commercial Tv channel, under which FDJ will sponsor some TV shows on TF1 and will provide a dedicated gaming space on Tf1.fr. This deal made me think that such kind of agreements between gaming operators and companies active in other sectors have not been so common in Italy so far. This might sound unusual since...

As anticipated, I attended this week the Legal Gaming in Europe Conference and the IGE. Since I have noticed that a number of operators were addressing me the same kind of questions and concerns about the Italian online gaming regime, I had the idea to publish some FAQs that might help operators to approach the Italian gaming market:Q. - Why do I need an Italian gaming license to enter into the Italian gaming market? My company already holds a foreign gaming license, what...

Dear Reader, If you found my blog interesting and you will be in London next week, I would love meeting you in person to discuss about Italian gaming law or also just for a chat. I will be in London from the 24th to the 29th of January to attend the Legal Gaming in Europe Conference and the IGE. Send an email to me, Giulio Coraggio, so we can meet up for a beer. ...