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


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

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: A new reality for omnichannel


In principle, the challenges for delivering an effective omnichannel strategy remain the same across all gambling territories, but in some cases regulations dictate that this is now more about recreating the same user experience than it is syncing up distribution channels. That was one of the main takeaways from the ‘Creating an omnichannel experience’ panel, sponsored by Italy-based B2B service …

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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 (  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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TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy

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Five live games from TVBET have achieved Gaming Labs International (GLI) certification for the Italian and Maltese markets. The global live TV games supplier confirmed that igaming operators in Italy can now legally integrate the following set of games – 1Bet, 5Bet, 7Bet, WheelBet and Lucky6. However, in Malta the certificate only allows you to work in combination with an …

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Di Maio’s man Giacomo Lasorella takes leadership of AGCOM

Italy’s DP-5Star coalition government has moved to restructure the leadership of federal advertising and communications agency AGCOM by confirming the appointment of Giacomo Lasorella as new President. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here The appointment of Lasorella has been branded as a further coalition victory for the ‘anti-establishment’ 5-Star Movement, as …

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Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures

The Italian government has signalled no reprieve for embattled bookmakers, as it indicates that betting shops which have failed to pay their tax duties will be closed within the coming months. Last week, Marcello Minenna, the newly appointed Director-General of Italy’s ADM (customs and monopolies agency) begun discussions with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (GDF – financial police unit) ‘establishing a …

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New ADM chief: Italy to keep strictest monitoring on gambling incumbents

Marcello Minenna, the new Director-General of Italy’s Custom and Monopolies Agency (ADM), has issued his first public statement to licensed gambling incumbents. Appointed during national lockdown, Minenna takes charge of the agency governing Italian gambling. In his address, Minenna announced that the ADM would imminently move to form a new taskforce with the Carabinieri (federal police) targeting illegal gambling businesses. …

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