Italy

Lottomatica backs GVC’s revamped Italian bingo network

Updating the market, FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings has moved to revamp its Italian igaming services, launching its new ‘Bingo 3.0’ platform serving the firm’s B2C brands in Italy – as well as servicing a network of 27 B2B partners. For the launch of Bingo 3.0, GVC announces a further major Italian coup, with Italian national lottery operator Lottomatica joining …

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Codere reveals new ‘unified’ Italian identity

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has launched a new unique logo for its Italian market presence, as the legacy operator moves to unify and optimise its Italian gambling properties. Codere has been active in the Italian gambling market since 2001, when the firm acquired the eight bingo hall properties of Operbingo, moving to establish its presence in Northern Italy. …

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Fabio Schiavolin: SNAITECH – Industry leadership must fight for its public rationale

Speaking to SBC, Fabio Schiavolin, Chief Executive of SNAITECH, has detailed that betting leadership across all markets must prioritise self-regulation, whilst retaining a deeper sense of public and political perception if the sector is to avoid another year mirroring 2018 events. Politics has been an unavoidable dynamic for Italian betting stakeholders since the Lega-5Star coalition formed its government on June …

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Eurobet rolls out Kiron & Highlight Games ‘SOCCERBET’ augmented Serie A virtual game

Industry virtual games supplier Kiron Interactive has in partnership with Highlight Games launched Highlight’s unique virtual video football game ‘SOCCERBET’™ with Italian legacy bookmaker Eurobet. Eurobet becomes the first European incumbent to launch a SOCCERBET virtual sports game developed by Kiron in partnership with gaming ‘real-time’ development studio Highlight Games, featuring exclusive Serie A achieve footage and simulations. Updating the market, Kiron details that …

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AgiproNews Italian View: Can new faces commit to Italy’s hazardous playground

Amid a frantic Italian gambling scene, in which its incumbents make drastic adjustments to a new tax regime and tougher regulatory demands imposed by the Lega-5Star coalition government, this February Italy’s ADM published its updated online licensee registry. In 2019, Italy’s online gambling marketplace will accommodate 66 licensed operators, as the Italian tax authority secures €13.2 million in licensing concessions, …

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AGCM issues fine to Sky Italia following Serie A marketing violations

Serie A

The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has issued a €7m (£6.1m) fine to Sky Italia after the pay-television broadcaster was found to have violated the country’s Consumer Code on more than one occasion. AGCM ruled that Sky Italia had failed to market its broadcasting rights to Serie A, the top Italian division of football, on two occasion by suggesting that its …

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Odds shorten on May departure reports Ladbrokes Coral

Brexit has continued to take hold of British politics, with Ladbrokes Coral reporting that odds have shortened on a potential Theresa May departure in May 2019. With only 36 days until the UK is due to formally leave the European Union (EU), MPs are still struggling to gauge any clear idea as to what will actually happen when 29 March eventually arrives. …

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SKS365 appoints Bepi Pezzulli as corporate legal counsel

Continuing its senior executive restructure, Italian betting group SKS365 has confirmed the appointment of Giuseppe “Bepi” Pezzulli as new General Counsel. Pezzulli takes charge of SKS365 legal representation and corporate compliance frameworks, following this January’s departure of former incumbent Angela Gemma, who retired from SKS365’s executive management team alongside departing Chief Executive Ian McLoughlin. A seasoned legal executive in corporate …

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Lega-5Star ‘ready to move’ on amateur sports wagering blackout

Speaking to national media, Lega MP Giancarlo Giorgetti – Italy’s current undersecretary for sports – has stated that the Lega-5Star coalition government will likely implement a ban on amateur sports wagering. Giorgetti underlines that Lega-5Star’s ‘Dignity Decree’ mandate on reforming Italian society has solely impacted betting/gambling operators at a market level, but that tougher policies are needed to wipe-out sports …

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Lega-5Star toughens policing code against gambling bad actors

As anticipated the Lega-5Star coalition government has turned up the heat on illegal gambling enterprises and black-market actors, moving to introduce Italy’s hardest stance on unlicensed gambling activities. Last week the Italian assembly confirmed that the government could move forward with its tax charge increases across all gambling verticals, announced during the year-end close of 2018. In its update, Lega-5Star …

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