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ADM orders Italian operators to drastically improve PVR management duties

Italy’s ADM, the Agency of Customs and Monopolies, has notified licensed operators and retail merchants that it will apply new measures to control Punto Vendita Ricarica (PVR) – retail points of sale for gambling concessions.  The government agency charged with gambling regulation and oversight stated that it wanted to apply a better monitoring of PVRs offered by Internet cafes, bars, …

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ADM ordered to clarify laws on esports gaming venues

Italy’s Agency of Customs and Monopolies (ADM) has caused uproar in the esports community by shutting down three ‘digital entertainment venues’ located in the North of Italy.  The government agency that oversees gambling policies across Italy’s 20 regional provinces shut down the ‘three gaming halls’ that were deemed to have ‘lacked any form of authorisation, licence and concession’. The venues …

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Italy’s fiscal ministries ponder 1% betting turnover tax charge 

To the dismay of Italian bookmakers, Valentina Vezzali, Undersecretary for Sports, has secured a debate on the introduction of a fixed 1% tax on betting turnover. The Sports Minister is reported to have held a meeting with Italy’s fiscal ministries to examine a further tax rise on betting incumbents. In attendance were representatives of Italy’s Treasury and gambling regulator ADM …

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Italy: Points of conflict stand on path to gambling reorganisation 

Italian gambling has been notified of progress on the regulatory front, as state auditor Ragioneria dello Stato has approved the draft ‘reorganisation plan’ of the sector prepared by Italy’s Ministry of the Economy and Finance.  Securing its progress, the plan has been forwarded to the government, which will review proposed amendments to ratify a bill that will be designated to …

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Entain Foundation initiates first time aid for grassroots sports in Italy

Entain Foundation has extended its support for grassroots sports to Italy through its partnership with non-profit organisation, Sport Senza Frontiere Onlus. For the first time, the collaboration will now aim to deliver a social inclusion programme through free access to sport for young people across Italy – where Entain operates through the Eurobet, bwin and Gioco Digitale brands. Andrea Faelli, …

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Economic Ministry proposes new market safeguards to move Italian gambling forward 

Hope dawns for a much-needed reform of Italian gambling, as the Ministry of the Economy and Finance is reported to have taken charge of a ‘reorganisation plan’ to implement an overhaul of market safeguards.  Despite securing cross-party consensus during the close of 2021, Italian MPs failed to approve any gambling reforms to be adopted by Italy’s Budget Law for 2022. A …

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IGT overhauls leadership as Marco Sala takes over Chairman duties

IGT sheds Italian weight offloading Lottomatica B2C units to Gamenet SPA

IGT Plc has executed an executive team and boardroom reorganisation, as Group CEO Marco Sala is appointed as Executive Chairman of the NYSE gambling technology group.  The appointment follows wider group developments, that saw IGT majority owner De Agostini SPA announce that Lorenzo Pellicioli had chosen to end his sixteen-year tenure as CEO of the Italian investment conglomerate. B&D Holding …

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Flutter eyes Italian podium place with €1.9bn takeover of SISAL

Flutter Entertainment Plc has this morning announced that it has secured definitive terms to acquire Italian gambling group Sisal for a consideration of €1.9 billion (£1.62bn). An agreement has been reached with US private equity fund CVC Capital – the current owner of SIsal – which will see the Italian market leader in online and lottery verticals transferred to Flutter’s …

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2022 Budget Law holds no reforms for Italian gambling

Italy’s Budget Law for 2022 has been approved without any gambling sector amendments being adopted by Parliament. The result will see no legislative progress for Italy’s gambling sector that requires definitive resolutions on betting shop, gaming machine and online gambling concessions. Without Budget Law amendments, 2022 points to another year of conflict between operators and Italy’s Customs and Monopolies Agency …

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Italian sting implicates Malta businesses in money laundering network 

Italy’s federal police force has arrested 12 suspects connected to its ‘Operation Game Over II’ criminal investigation of illegal and mafia-associated gambling websites.  A dozen individuals have been charged on counts of criminal conspiracy to carry out the ‘fraudulent conveyance of assets’ through illicit online gambling businesses. Investigators cited that the suspects were processing illegal online wagers via websites belonging …

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