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AgiproNews Italian View – Can DP make sense of Italian gambling

“Action against problem gambling will be reinforced” – proclaims the new program of the ‘centrist left’ coalition cabinet led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, formed by the 5Star Movement and Italy’s Democratic Party (DP). Following intense debate and opposition by former coalition incumbent Lega, Italy avoids thus far a further constitutional crisis, as Rome’s lower house approves the formation of yet another …

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Italian Police charges SKS365 with €124 million Glassia payback

SKS365 Group, the operating company of Italian bookmaker PlanetWin365, has been charged by the Italian Financial Police of corporate tax evasion totalling €124 million. The tax evasion charge forms part of Italian Police’s wider ‘Glassia’ anti-Mafia investigation, undertaken during the course of 2018, which saw 60 people arrested and €1 billion seized in illegal funds. Conducting a probe of gambling …

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AgiproNews Italian View: Salvini betrayal serves up another guessing game

Another year, another Italian political crisis, as Matteo ‘il Capitano’ Salvini (Deputy PM) chooses to abandon the Lega-5Star coalition ship, leaving Italy on course to an unknown destination. At the time of writing, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared his resignation, choosing to avoid a certain vote of no confidence served by Salvini and the far-right populist Lega party. …

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Serie A appoints Genius Sports as data lead for betting services

Ahead of the start of a new European football season, sports data and technology provider Genius Sports Group secures the official rights to collect and distribute Serie A betting data through its Betgenius subsidiary. Strengthening Serie A integrity provisions, Genius Sports will capture match data utilising its in-stadia pitchside technology, which instantaneously distributes a live feed to licensed sportsbook operators …

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AgiproNews Italian View: AGCOM faces coalition collision over Decree criticism

AGCOM, Italy’s communications and media authority has written a letter to the Lega-5Star coalition government stating that the Dignity Decree ban on gambling advertising should be formally reviewed. As the regulatory department tasked with monitoring licensed incumbents advertising behaviour under the Decree’s regime, AGCOM governance has warned Lega-5Star that its ban on gambling advertising is ‘unconstitutional and incompatible’ with Italian …

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Global profile helps IGT override Italian gaming taxes

Publishing its latest Q2 2019 trading update (period ending 30 June), New York-listed gambling technology group International Game Technology Plc (IGT) reports a strong quarter driven by significant growth in ‘global gaming product sales’. IGT records group ‘consolidated revenues’ of $1.23 billion up 3% on corresponding Q2 2018’s $1.2 billion, as the company sustains its in-store lottery momentum, offsetting new …

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New look SKS365 forms ‘expert body’ leading corporate compliance

Italian gambling group SKS365 – the operating company of Planetwin365 – has established a new supervisory body to oversee its legal and compliance directives. The compliance body will be led by former Carabinieri (Italian national guard) Brigadier General Massimo Ignesti, who will serve as Chairman. Ignesti will be supported by Professor Ranieri Razzante as Deputy Chairman. He is a legal scholar in anti-crime legislation …

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Highlight Games continues ‘SOCCERBET’ momentum with Snaitech Italia

Highlight Games has landed a major coup by securing Italian legacy gambling group Snaitech as the latest industry incumbent to offer its ‘SOCCERBET’ product across retail, online and mobile verticals. Bolstering its virtual sports provisions, Snaitech will launch Highlight Games’ flagship product across its entire gambling portfolio. It will be available to Snaitech customers in both league and single match formats …

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Betgenius seeks Italian market growth with Desideri appointment

Betgenius has appointed Luca Desideri as its new Commercial Director for the Italian market, as the organisation seeks to support its current growth strategy.  Desideri joins the sports data specialists from SBTech, where he previously held the role of Country Manager. He brings with him a wealth of localised expertise, having spent over 15 years in the italian betting and gaming …

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SISAL Italia secures ‘big win’ through SuperEnalotto contract

Italian gambling operator Gruppo SISAL has confirmed that it will continue to operate Italy’s ‘SuperEnalotto’ lottery concession for a further nine years. SISAL continues to service its lead lottery contract having submitted to Italy’s Customs & Monopolies Agency (AAMS) a €222 million tender combined with a further 0.5% commission on ticket sales. Italian industry news source AgiproNews reports that SISAL’s …

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