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Ciao! Matchroom Boxing launches Italian property with DAZN & OPI Since 82

Matchroom Boxing and digital broadcasting OTT partner DAZN have expanded their European profiles confirming that they have entered a strategic partnership with Italian boxing promoter OPI Since 82. The combined parties will work together to ‘bring top-flight boxing back to fight fans in Italy’ under the newly formed Matchroom Boxing Italia domain. The partnership aims to host eight marquee boxing events …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: ISS study outlines complex make-up of Italian problem gambling

Published this October, the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) study on Italian gambling has shed significant light on the realities of tackling problem gambling within Italy. Undertaking Italy’s first ‘epidemiological study’ on problem gambling trends, effects and triggers, the ISS surveyed 12,000 adults, representing the nation’s most comprehensive research on gambling trends to date. Presented to the Italian Parliament …

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LOGiCO – Italian health report contradicts government’s advertising prohibition

Pointing to research undertaken by Italy’s National Institute of Health (ISS), Italian online gambling trade body LOGiCO has stated that digital incumbents are better prepared than land-based counterparts to protect national consumers from gambling harms and addiction. “ISS’ evidence and statistics, confirms what LOGiCO has maintained for some time, online gambling verticals offer better procedures for identifying problem gamblers and …

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Italy gets tough on illegal gambling activities

The Italian Agency of Customs and Monopolies (ADM) has shut down approximately 7,000 online gambling websites deemed to be in breach of national gambling laws. The ADM figures were presented through an official economic & financial report presented by the Italian government as part of it September 2018 update. The report details that over 10 million attempts to engage with …

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Gamenet expands ‘home profile’ completing GoldBet Italia acquisition

Issuing a market update, Borsa Milan gambling firm Gruppo Gamenet SPA has confirmed the closure of its outright acquisition of betting group GoldBet, completing its €275 million transaction. The deal first announced on 24 July 2018, sees Gamenet secure Italy’s biggest retail betting presence adding +900 new betting points to its existing network, which services +1,700 betting concessions. ‘The Acquisition …

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Betsson selects Omnicom starlet ‘Hearts & Science’ as European marketing lead

Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has selected Omnicom subsidiary agency Hearts & Science as its new European media and marketing lead. The London-based agency will act as Betsson’s group-wide marketing strategist covering European media buys, campaign planning and programmatic advertising. Hearts & Science will support Betsson marketing teams across the territories of Denmark, Italy, Norway and Spain. Betsson AB …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: New incumbents accept restrictive realities

Italy’s Customs & Monopoly Agency (Agenzia delle Dogane – AGM) the government body overseeing gambling regulatory policy expects to issue its new online gambling licences by the end of the year. Updating the market, the AGM has disclosed that it has received 80 official operator applications. However, moving forward the AGM will initially reward 60 active operators with new online …

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Newgioco unveils new US executive team

Italian betting technology group Newgioco Inc has undertaken an executive management restructure, targeting future expansion and growth within the liberalised US sports betting market. Updating investors, Newgioco welcomes four new faces to its executive management team, as the company restructures its financial and commercial divisions to take on future US market challenges. US finance and technology veteran Elizabeth J Maclean …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: Leadership tries to convince coalition of maintaining betting reforms

Italy’s betting market continues to grow, despite facing a number of future obstacles combined with further regulatory uncertainties under the governance of the Lega-5Star coalition government. During August, Italian betting recorded total gross-gaming-revenues (GGR) of €111 million, representing a 34% increase on corresponding 2017 results. A breakdown of August GGR figures sees growth in retail betting to €61 million (+41%), …

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Gamenet issues private €225 million bond seeking swift closure to GoldBet takeover

Borsa Milan-listed gambling firm Gruppo Gamenet SPA has issued a ‘senior non-convertible bond’ valued at approximately €225 million, which will be put forward to private institutional investors. The non-convertible bond will have a maturity date set at 2023 and will be listed on Italian and European-wide bond exchange markets. Updating investors, Gamenet governance details that it will utilise the proceeds …

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