Italy

Lottomatica Q1 results dragged by costly Franchise payouts

SBC News Lottomatica Q1 results dragged by costly Franchise payouts

Gruppo Lottomatica had praised the standout performance of its Italian online gambling subsidiaries, ahead of its corporate expansion integrating the assets of SKS365. Publishing its Q1 trading results, the Borsa Milan gambling group generated a record betting volume of €8.7 billion, primarily attributed to a 36% increase in online wagers to €5 billion. Q1 Gross Gaming Revenues (GGR), calculated by …

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Betsson Sport partners Torino FC following Italian market launch

SBC News Betsson Sport partners Torino FC following Italian market launch

Betsson Sport has announced a partnership with Serie A side Torino Football Club. Made official during the Derby della Mole against Juventus last weekend, the pair described the deal as a new chapter for both parties. Stefano Tino, Managing Director, Italy for Betsson Group, commented: “This partnership with Torino FC is a significant step for Betsson Sport in consolidating our …

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Italy settles on €7m licences for online gambling concessions 

SBC News Italy settles on €7m licences for online gambling concessions 

The government of Italy has settled on the new framework of licences for online gambling concessions. A new structure for Italian online gambling concessions was published yesterday by Parliament’s Gazette as an amendment carried forward by the government’s ongoing ‘Reorganisation of Gambling‘ decree. Recognised as a principal objective of the planned overhaul of Italian gambling laws, the government seeks to …

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IGE set to bring industry together with policymakers 

SBC News IGE set to bring industry together with policymakers 

Ahead of its inaugural edition, the Italian Gaming Expo (IGE) is already seeing an influx of interested parties looking to participate in the conference, some of which consist of Italian regulator Agenzia Dogane e Monopoli (ADM), together with representatives from government and industry shareholders.  With over 35 panels scheduled for the event taking place in Rome on 18 and 19 …

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Italy must clear Regional Sensitivities on Decrees’ retail orders

SBC News Italy must clear Regional Sensitivities on Decrees' retail orders

Italy’s Ministry of the Economy and Finance (MEF) has begun discussions with regional executives on how the changes from the decrees to ‘Reorganise Gambling’ will be applied. Negotiations have begun in which the Ministry has been instructed to secure alignment for new federal laws on gambling to be implemented across Italy’s 20 autonomous regions and 100 municipalities. Changes primarily impacting …

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Francesco Totti named Betsson.sport ambassador in Italian market entry

Betsson looks to redefine focus of sportsbook marketing in latest campaign

Betsson.sport has named Francesco Totti as an ambassador as the group launches its new sports infotainment platform in Italy.  Stockholm-listed Betsson praised the Italian football legend for his ‘exceptional talent’ and ‘illustrious career’, whilst the partnership will focus on delivering exclusive content, interviews, news and highlights across various sporting disciplines. Ronni Hartvig, Chief Commercial Officer of Betsson Group, commented: “Italy …

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X takes the axe from Italy’s media regulator over gambling promotion

SBC News X takes the axe from Italy’s media regulator over gambling promotion

AGCOM, the Media and Communications Authority of Italy, has summoned a €1.35m fine on X (formerly Twitter) for continuing to promote gambling advertisements and content to Italian audiences. According to the ruling, AGCOM has found nine separate instances of illegal advertisements that have come from different user accounts, all of them verified by the blue checkmark of the X platform.  …

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Betsson launches in Italy as new challenger

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Betsson has announced that it has officially launched in Italy with its sports betting offering. Described as a ‘strategic move’, the Swedish operator looks to further demonstrate its expansion into new markets which has accelerated across multiple different regions.  Ronni Hartvig, Chief Commercial Officer of Betsson Group, described how the country has grown significantly in importance for the Betsson AB-owned …

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