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The draft decree setting out the new regime under which the Italian Gaming Authority will issue new online gaming licenses during the next months also contains interesting “surprises” for gaming operators. Indeed, the draft decree expressly prohibits the installation of gaming terminals connecting to online gaming websites run by licensees in public places. This kind of gaming terminals called “TOTEM” have become very popular in Italy and the biggest gaming operators have placed them in a number of coffee shops, department stores...

As a consequence of the next issuance of new gaming licenses by the Italian Gaming Authority, some foreign gaming operators asked me…, what are the benefits of an Italian gaming license?Well, the answer is…: without an Italian gaming license an operator cannot offer its games to Italian residents!Indeed, regardless of the fact that an operator already holds a gaming license in an European or non-European country, the offer of games to Italian residents in absence of an Italian gaming license...

The Italian Gaming Authority has now issued a Decree governing the so called “system bets” on fixed odd sports events different from horse events and on non-sports events. System bets are a set of fixed odd bets generated combining different results that are contemporaneously validated through a unique receipt of participation. System bets are distinguished in different categories (i) integral systems (ii) systems with corrections and (iii) integral systems with corrections. The maximum win awarded through a system bets cannot...

The Italian Gaming Authority has notified to the European Commission the draft decree setting out the new licensing regime that will govern the issue of the new online gaming licenses to the operators willing to enter into the Italian gaming market and that prescribes additional obligations for the current and new licensees. The EU Member States and the European Commission will be able to raise comments on the draft decree up to 19 March 2010 when the so called "stand...

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice issued its opinion on the compliance with the European principle of the freedom to provide services of the current Dutch gaming license system which prescribes:that it is prohibited to organise or promote gambling without having obtained a licence for that purpose; andthat only one provider for each category of game may receive a licence.The dispute arose from 2 cases involving Betfair and Ladbrokes against the current Dutch gaming licensees De Lotto...