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EGamingReview reports that the European Commission has given to the Danish Government a month to amend its draft law regulating gaming and betting websites to make it compliant with EU laws. The Danish draft law was originally submitted to the European on 7 July 2009 and the European Commission has now issued its opinion alleging that the draft law is not in line with EU law.According to the available information, the Danish draft law prescribed, among others, the monopoly of...

Live poker tournaments have been recently very successful in Italy.  Italians love playing poker, but most of them cannot afford to reach every week-end one of the 4 casinos that are currently open in Italy. Consequently, poker clubs have been arranging a number of very popular poker tournaments. However, life has never been easy for poker clubs! Local police authorities were in charge of setting the rules governing such tournaments which gave rise to considerable inconsistencies between municipalities. To limit such inconsistencies, the Italian...

As anticipated in my previous post, I have spoken today at a very interesting conference at ENADA Roma 2009, the international fair on amusement and gaming machines.  The topic of the conference was about videolotteries (VLT) that are expected to be launched on the Italian market by the end of the year. The main comments from gaming operators and speakers was that, because of the considerable wins offered by VLT which can reach € 500,000, there will be gaming halls able to...

The Italian gaming authority has issued the decree setting the terms of the call for tenders relating to the assignment of the new licenses concerning the setting up and the management of the network connecting the NewSlots (the only type of slot machines which can be placed outside of casinos) and Videolotteries.  The current licenses will expire on 30 October 2010 and the Italian gaming authority will launch by 30 April 2010 a new call for tenders for the assignment of the network licenses which...

The Italian Gaming Authority has launched the call for tenders on the so called "instant lotteries". Instant lotteries include "paper scratch cards" that can now be purchased in almost any tabacco shop in Italy (even though they can be sold also abroad) and "online scratch cards" which are accessible on the websites of any licensees. Players scartching the paper or the online scratch cards can win hundreds of thousand of Euros. The call for tenders is open to all the companies which:during the period 2006-2008 have reached...