Italy

Fonbet nets AC Milan CIS partnership

CIS bookmaker Fonbet has become the official partner of Serie A club AC Milan for Russian and CIS markets. Fonbet will become AC Milan’s ‘Official Sports Betting Partner’ and, as a result, its brand will be visible in Russia and the CIS during the Rossoneri’s Serie A home games as well as on the club website. According to a statement released by AC Milan, …

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Scommettendo boosts offering with ESA Gaming’s EasySwipe

Scommettendo boosts offering with ESA Gaming’s EasySwipe

ESA Gaming has strengthened its foothold in the Italian gaming market after agreeing to supply its EasySwipe portfolio of HTML5 mobile-first titles to local operator Scommettendo. Through the partnership, Scommettendo will boost lifetime values for its sportsbook players through the seamless integration of lightweight games such as Goal Mine and Fruit Staxx, as well as ESA’s versions of Roulette and …

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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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FA dismisses three charges against Kieran Trippier after WhatsApp messages published

Kieran Trippier in action for England

Kieran Trippier informed friends of his transfer to Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019, telling a group that it was a ‘done deal’ as they placed bets on the move. He was found guilty of four violations of the FA’s betting rules, although the FA dismissed three additional charges after the full-back told friends to ‘lump on’ the transfer. …

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SBC Digital online events series launches with focus on regional markets

SBC Digital 2021 events series

SBC has announced the launch of SBC Digital, a series of online conferences and product showcases dedicated to several of the betting and gaming industry’s most attractive regional markets.  The series is the crucial third pillar of SBC’s services, sitting alongside the physical conferences and trade shows organised by SBC Events and the online news and print offerings of SBC …

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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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SBC Leaders: Adapting to Covid and Italy’s unexpected digital payments push

SBC Leaders

“Covid has taught us to think flexibly and react quickly using all the possible tools in a creative way,” said Snaitech CEO Fabio Schiavolin, as he told SBC Leaders about adapting his approach to leading the Italian multichannel operator through the pandemic. The exclusive interview with Schiavolin kicks off the final 2020 issue of the publication, formerly known as SBC …

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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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