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HappyBet boosts European profile with AC Milan link

Italian sports betting operator HappyBet has partnered with AC Milan, becoming the official betting partner of the Serie A club in Germany and Austria. The betting subsidiary of the Snaitech group, one of the leading incumbents in the Italian betting and gaming sector, HappyBet has detailed its commitment to place innovation ‘at the heart of the collaboration’. Under the terms …

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Italian football authorities call for suspension of betting sponsorship ban

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has argued that the country’s betting sponsorship and advertising ban should be temporarily lifted in order to allow the sports sector to recoup lost earnings. First implemented on 1 January 2019, the Italian advertising ban has seen the full range of commercial marketing including product placements, distribution of branded items and influencer marketing are banned …

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Sisal GoBeyond competition aims to accelerate Italy’s brightest start-ups

Sisal SPA, the operating firm of Italy’s SuperEnalotto national lottery draw, has continued its funding of talent development projects for Italy’s new workforce through the hosting of its ‘GoBeyond’ competition.  Entering its fifth year, Sisal’s innovation competition is co-hosted with investment fund CVC Capital Partners and aims to advance the development of Italian start-ups focused on social impact and enterprise. …

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Italian eyes on ADM’s judgement call on future concessions and licensing 

Italy’s Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) has confirmed that sports betting concessions will be extended until 31 October.  The decision was authorised following an ‘in-depth assessment’ taken by the Ministry of the Economy to ‘apply a reprieve’ on betting licences that were due to expire at the end of June. Last year, at the peak of Italy’s COVID-19 outbreak, the …

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Sisal backs Turin innovation lab to nurture its tech workforce talent  

Sisal, the operating firm of Italy’s SuperEnlatto lottery draw, has launched its founding ‘Innovation Lab’ hosted at Turin’s prestigious ‘Agnelli Foundation’ academic centre.  The Lab forms part of Sisal’s wider ‘economic and investment charter’, in which the company seeks to train Italy’s emerging workforce in the future technology fields of artificial intelligence, digital transformation and the engineering of advanced technology …

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EGBA orders Italy to explain planned licensing reduction 

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has issued a notification to the European Commission demanding that Italian authorities explain why they have published a draft law proposal seeking to reduce the number of online gambling licences by two-thirds. A reduction of online gambling licences had been initially proposed by the former 5Star-DP coalition government, as a draft measure attached to …

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Italian Gambling reawakens to a transformed landscape

Italy’s bookmakers and gambling venues have begun to reopen their businesses following more than a year observing the government’s strict lockdown orders enforced across all regions. Approved by Italian Health Minister, Roberto Speranza, from 31 May, 2000 gambling venues (bookmakers, arcades and bingo halls) were allowed to reopen across the regions of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise, and Sardinia. Further reopening …

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Marco Caccavale: Sisal is the proven steward to revitalise the National Lottery

Italian giant Sisal SPA surprised the industry with its ‘late bid’ to compete in the UK government’s Fourth National Lottery Competition, which opened for tenders last summer. Speaking to SBC,  Marco Caccavale, Sisal International Managing Director outlines the Italian suitor’s bid against high-profile competitors.  Having won back-to-back tenders to operate Turkey and Morroco’s national lotteries, Caccavale underlines Sisal’s credentials as the …

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Gamenet takes control of Lottomatica’s identity as new Italian giant is born

A new era for Italian gambling has started after Gamenet Group completed its €1.1 billion buyout of IGT Plc’s Lottomatica B2C subsidiaries.  This morning, Gamenet and IGT disclosed that all final arrangements had been concluded in the sale of Lottomatica’s Scommesse (sports betting) and Videolot Rete gaming machine units. Finalising its acquisition, Gamenet has confirmed that it will now operate …

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