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In a previous post, we had discussed about the issue of the rules governing the authorization process necessary for the provision of online bingo in Italy. However, the launch of online bingo was still pending since the Italian Gaming Authority had to adapt the rules governing online bingo to the new rules governing offline bingo. Such additional rules have now been issued prescribing - among others - that during a trial period expiring on 31 December 2010 the awarded jackpot...

The offer of games to Italian residents can be performed only by operators holding an Italian gaming license. The breach of this obligation by operators and companies advertising non-licensed operators is punished with criminal sanctions. Also, since 2007 Italian ISPs are obliged to block the access by Italian residents to non-licensed gaming websites that are included in a blacklist which is updated on a monthly basis. However, players and operators have found means able to circumvent the block implemented by...

Recentpoker.com reports that the Belgian Parliament has passed a new law on gaming and betting law. The Belgian draft law had been reviewed by the European Commission which had issued a detailed opinion on the bill. The points of the draft law that raised major concerns related to:the requirement for online operators to be established in Belgium;the unjustified limitation of the number of available licenses;the requirement to have a server located in Belgium;criminal sanctions on consumers wishing to play with EU...

As anticipated in a previous post, the draft decrees governing Videolotteries and online cash games were under the review of the European Commission for a 3 months “stand still” period. Such period is now over and only the Maltese government filed some comments on the decree regulating online cash games that however are not binding.The Italian gaming authority is now expected to issue the final decrees and - according to the information currently available – the launch of online cash games...

Italy has always been one of the countries with the highest rate of tax evasion. In this context, one of the main problems is that a number of shops, professionals and even companies do not issue receipts on all the purchases performed by their customers and clients. Therefore their “official” turnover is substantially lower than the funds actually collected.  Since the increase of the applicable fines has not showed to be fully effective notwithstanding the increase in tax investigations, the...