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AGCOM fines Google for failing on its ‘Decree duties’

AGCOM, Italy’s federal communications and media agency, has fined ‘Google Ireland Limited’ €100,000 for violating the advertising conditions and responsibilities of Italy’s ‘Dignity Decree’. The agency’s fine follows an inquiry launched last month which looked into Google Ads’ services promoting gambling-related adverts through its Italian search engine and display advertising network. In its notice, AGCOM stated that Google had been …

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Betsson tracks AC Milan’s journey through launch of StarCasino.sport portal

Betsson AB’s flagship Italian online casino property StarCasino will fulfil its partnership remit with Italian Serie A giant AC Milan through the launch of a new dedicated media portal – StarCasino.sport. Abiding by Italy’s strict Decree laws on gambling, StarCasino has launched its new digital media platform featuring exclusive AC Milan content to continue to engage with Rossoneri fans. Dedicated …

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Foreign operators seek ADM reassurances on licensing extensions

Italy’s ADM customs and monopolies agency faces a series of legal battles with foreign-based online gambling operators unless Italy’s government provides reassurances to operators allowing for licence extensions.  Confusion reigns within Italian igaming, following the Senate’s refusal to review two separate appeals to extend online betting, casino and bingo concessions for a further 18-months up to December 2022.   Legal certainty …

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Inspired set for Turkish debut with Sisal Sans

Inspired Entertainment will debut its virtual sports portfolio in Turkey after securing a lead supplier agreement with ‘Sisal Sans’, the Turkish joint venture between Sisal SPA and Şans Digital AS. Under the agreement, Inspired will provide its V-Play Plug & Play solution, a complete end-to-end online virtual sportsbook product, with its content to be made available on desktop and mobile …

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Betfair warns ADM of Italian exit should turnover taxes continue unadjusted 

Marcello Minenna, the new Director-General of Italy’s ADM customs and monopolies agency, has been urged to exclude horseracing and licensed betting exchanges from Italy’s new blanket 0.5% turnover tax increase which will be enforced across all wagering verticals – retail, digital and virtual sports.   Italian betting’s latest tax increase was authorised this summer after the Parliament approved a set of …

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Playtech’s ‘interrupted Snaitech’ bears brunt of COVID-19 disruptions

Playtech Plc will trade with caution for the remainder of 2020, as its business units emerge from a ‘disrupted period’, with its corporate outlook dependent on further COVID-19 outcomes.    Publishing its 2020 interim results (period ending 30 June), Playtech recorded a 23% drop in corporate revenues to €564 million, (H1 2019: €728m) as the FTSE250 technology group absorbed a series …

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Leadstar Media launches new Italian site Mondositiscommesse.it

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Online gambling affiliate company Leadstar Media has expanded its Italian product portfolio through the launch of new website Mondositiscommesse.it.  It’s the company’s second bookmaker comparison site focused on organic customer acquisitions for the Italian market. Coming just two years after Bookmakerbonus.it was launched in September 2018, it has been designed specifically to attract Italian players as part of its strategy …

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SISAL integrates Vermantia global racing content

Omni-channel content provider Vermantia has secured a new agreement with SISAL to provide its global racing content to the Italian operator. Under the terms of the agreement, SISAL will be able to elevate its offering of international racing content, with coverage from tracks across the UK, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa via Vermantia’s A-TV channel and Arena Racing …

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Google under fire from AGCOM over gambling ads

AGCOM, Italy’s federal communications and advertising authority, has launched an investigation into Google, which will determine whether its search engine has acted in breach of the country’s ban on gambling advertising. The inquiry will look into subsidiary trading units Google Inc, Google Ireland Limited and Google Italy after a series of adverts from foreign gambling operators were shown in Google …

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CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach 

Mobile games developer CT Gaming has expanded its Italian market presence after announcing a strategic agreement with industry news and information resource The Betting Coach (thebettingcoach.com).  The agreement will see the Betting Coach provide special in-depth content on CT Gaming’s full suite of mobile HTML-5 games for the Italian market.  CT Gaming confirms the partnership as it obtains its Italian …

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