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Spanish gaming news.com reports that the privatization of State managed lotteries and betting in Spain is now closer. This means that the Spain might shortly become a new target for gaming operators that have seen in few years first the opening up of the Italian gaming market and will be shortly see the end of the State monopolies in France. This scenario brings me to the conclusion that it is high time to set some EU-wide gaming rules allowing...

The coming into force of the rules governing class actions in Italy has been postponed several times, but finally such regulations - as amended by Law 23 July 2009 No. 99 - will come into force on 1 January 2010. This is a considerable change that however will have limited effects since it will be possible to bring class actions only for the protection of: contractual rights of a number of consumers and users which have an identical claim towards a company, including claims based...

After the issue of the new rules governing online bingo, the Italian gaming authority has also set new rules for offline bingo prescribing that: the applicable taxes will be equal to 11% (previously 20%) of the sale price of bingo cards; and thatthe amount due to the centralized gaming controller will be 1% (previously up to 3.80%) of the sale price of bingo cards. Also, it will be possible to postpone the payment of the abovementioned amount up to 60 days from the date of collection of the...

The Italian administrative court of Lazio region held that Italian gaming licensees are not liable for the conduct of their marketing shops, unless they have acted with negligence in monitoring the activity of such shops. Italian gaming law allows gaming operators to enter into agreements with shops only for the marketing of gaming account top up cards and for the distribution and collection of gaming account agreements. These shops (the so called “PDCs”) are strictly prohibited to offer any games...

As part of a draft law decree aimed at pushing the development of the tourism sector, the Italian Ministry of the Tourism, Ms. Brambilla has filed a proposal allowing the opening of casinos in all the Italian 5 stars hotels.Presently casinos can be found located in Italy only in Venice, Sanremo, Saint Vincent and Campione d'Italia. Italian criminal laws prohibit the opening of any other casino. On the contrary, if the proposal drafted by Ms. Brambilla is approved, there could...