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Draghi keeps Italian gambling in the dark

Italy’s gambling sector has secured no reprieve from a new government, as the office of Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced that gambling venues will remain in lockdown until a further review scheduled for 6 April.  Draghi, who was sworn in as Italy’s new Prime Minister on 13 February following the collapse of the former DP-5Star coalition government, is reported to …

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Genius Sports nets data and trading partnership with Microgame

Genius Sports has secured a major commercial agreement with Microgame SPA, having been appointed as sportsbook data and trading services provider for the Italian online gambling platform this week. Under the terms of the deal, Microgame SPA will move to upgrade its data capacity and trading services with Genius Sports’ official data provisions. The partnership will cover Microgame’s entire portfolio …

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No Retreat… Innovation is the only way to grow the Italian market

Since 2018, Italian betting operators have faced consecutive tax increases, a blanket ban on advertising and sponsorship, alongside tougher compliance controls enforced by regulatory agencies. The SBC Digital Italy Summit began by analysing how Italian operators have navigated a market which has been in a constant state of flux, and whether a further 2021 of political uncertainties will lead to …

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Fonbet nets AC Milan CIS partnership

CIS bookmaker Fonbet has become the official partner of Serie A club AC Milan for Russian and CIS markets. Fonbet will become AC Milan’s ‘Official Sports Betting Partner’ and, as a result, its brand will be visible in Russia and the CIS during the Rossoneri’s Serie A home games as well as on the club website. According to a statement released by AC Milan, …

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IGT and MGA Games lead the way in Italy and Spain on SlotJava

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International Game Technology (IGT) was one of the big winners at an online awards show hosted by igaming affiliate Infinileads SL, which was put on to recognise the most popular slot developers and slot titles across the company’s SlotJava brands in 2020. The prizes were determined by the total number of free plays across more than 1,700 slots from over …

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Scommettendo boosts offering with ESA Gaming’s EasySwipe

Scommettendo boosts offering with ESA Gaming’s EasySwipe

ESA Gaming has strengthened its foothold in the Italian gaming market after agreeing to supply its EasySwipe portfolio of HTML5 mobile-first titles to local operator Scommettendo. Through the partnership, Scommettendo will boost lifetime values for its sportsbook players through the seamless integration of lightweight games such as Goal Mine and Fruit Staxx, as well as ESA’s versions of Roulette and …

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Betfair hit by poor judgement on Italian turnover tax

Betfair has been provided bleak options by Italy’s ADM customs and monopolies agency as to how it should calculate Italy’s temporary turnover tax on its ‘Exchange’ betting product. Last summer, the Italian government imposed a 0.5% turnover tax across all sports wagering verticals (retail, digital and virtual sports) – a year-long measure approved as part of Italy’s ‘Covid Revival Decree’. The decision …

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Scientific Games expands SISAL contract to cover Morocco

Scientific Games has announced it will supply and deploy lottery instant games, e-instant digital games and WAVE lottery retailer terminals to Italian gambling group SISAL SPA‘s Moroccan business subsidiary starting this month. This deal represents an important step in the company’s objective of dramatically growing its footprint in the rapidly developing African lottery market. Scientific Games will provide e-instant games …

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IGT sheds Italian weight by offloading Lottomatica B2C units to Gamenet SPA

IGT sheds Italian weight offloading Lottomatica B2C units to Gamenet SPA

Italian gambling has woken up to a seismic M&A deal after it was confirmed that IGT Plc had agreed to sell its Lottomatica B2C gaming and sports betting units to Gamenet SPA in a transaction valued at €950 million. After revealing that it will divest its Lottomatica ‘Scommesse‘ (sports betting) and ‘Videolot Rete‘ (B2C machines), IGT informed its stakeholders that …

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SSC Napoli joins Betsson’s StarCasino infotainment platform

Betsson AB has continued to expand its StarCasino.sport entertainment platform for Italian football fans after welcoming SSC Napoli as a new exclusive Serie A content partner. Recognised as Southern Italy’s biggest and most historic football club, SCC Napoli joins Milanese giants’ AC and Inter Milan as StarCasino.sport platform partner, with Betsson creating exclusive video content for Calcio Napoli fans. Abiding …

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