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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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Rome TAR court upholds operator appeals on ‘denied extensions’

Italian online gambling incumbents have received some welcome news as Rome’s Lazio TAR Administrative Court sides with Betway, Sportpesa, Nexigames and Snaitech in their appeals against Italy’s ADM Customs and Monopolies Agency. The operators had lodged separate TAR appeals against the ADM, as the regulatory body had failed to provide assurances that they would be able to reapply for licensing extensions. …

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Kindred withdraws 32Red from Italian market

Kindred Group Plc has moved to consolidate its Italian market presence under its flagship Unibet sportsbook brand. The decision sees the Stockholm-listed operator retire its 32Red (32Red.it) subsidiary from the Italian market. 32Red had maintained an Italian sportsbook presence since 2012, prior to the firm’s £175 takeover by Kindred Plc in 2017, a strategic acquisition primarily undertaken to significantly boost …

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Betsson nets full Milan connection as Inter joins its Starcasino.sport platform 

Following on from its partnership with city rival AC Milan, Betsson AB has confirmed that its flagship Italian igaming property StarCasino will serve as ‘principal Infotainment partner’ of Inter Milan FC.  Abiding by Italy’s ‘Decree Laws’ prohibiting all forms of gambling advertising, Betsson AB will develop exclusive digital content for Inter fans published on its new media platform Starcasino.sport.  Launched …

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Italian gambling placed on lockdown until 24 November

Signing an ‘emergency decree’ late on Sunday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte enforced a further national lockdown in Italy, seeking to avoid a further wave of the COVID-19 pandemic devastating Italy’s emergency services. Sanctioning a raft of lockdown orders, the Italian government pointed to a sharp rise in new infections which had reached 25,000 daily by Wednesday of last week, with …

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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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