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According to the press, Ca Vendramin Calergi, the company that manages the Venice Casino, has put on sale its stake in the Casino. Currently a Russian entrepreneur and a Greek company appear interested. It is not still clear at which stage the negotiations are. The Venice Casino had revenues of € 200 millions in 2008....

The rules governing the gaming sector so far were an incredible amount of different rules which were never enough clear making the legal boundaries of the gaming sector sometimes uncertain. The recent coming into force of the so called Community Law 2008 made the playfield much more attractive for gaming operators.Through this law, the Italian Parliament (i) set forth the requirements for new operators to obtain an online Italian gaming license which will not be subject anymore to the performance...

  It seems that the Italian Government has understood the enormous potentialities of the gaming market. Following the recent earthquake in the centre of Italy, as part of plan aimed at collecting funds for the rebuilding of the destroyed areas, it has been issued a decree empowering the Italian gaming authority to regulate, among others, online poker cash games and fixed odd betting with direct interaction between players. Indeed, as far as online poker games are concerned, licensed operators could only run...

 The Italian gaming authority (AAMS) has just issued the regulations governing the online bingo. The operators holding an offline bingo license will be merely required to go through an authorisation process which is subject to the fulfilment of some technical requirements and the provision of bank guarantees to obtain the right to offer online bingo to Italian residents.The price of each bingo card shall vary between € 0.10 and € 5.00 and will be determined by the licensee with...

The Times Online reports that Ladbrokes, the English bookmaker, has decided to put on sale its 170 Italian betting shops for an estimated £ 50 million. According to the Times Online, the main reason of this decision is that "the continued presence of illegal shops, increased competition and the withdrawal of the protective distance rule". Indeed, a number of operators are currently putting pressure on the Italian gaming authority (the AAMS) to adopt more stringent measures against unlawful gaming to...