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AgiproNews Italian View: Decree advertising ban forces ‘reality checks’ on all stakeholders

A new era for Italian industry incumbents begins as the media-wide ban on gambling advertising enters full force from 14 July 2019, exactly one year following the Lega-5Star coalition government publishing its Dignity Decree mandate. The marketing conduct of Italian gambling operators will be monitored by AGCOM, the national communications authority, which has been ordered to enforce the strictest discipline …

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SKS365 appoints ‘political figurehead’ Maurizio Bernardo as compliance advisor

Seeking to bolster its regulatory and compliance capacities, Italian betting operator SKS365 Group has confirmed the recruitment of Maurizio Bernardo as a corporate strategic advisor. A renowned figurehead in Italian politics, Bernardo is the former President of the ‘Italian Chamber of Deputies’ Finance Committee’, and further regarded as an expert of Italian gambling. Updating stakeholders, SKS365 governance confirms that Bernardo will …

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AgiproNews Italian View: News tools see betting deliver a standout May…

This May was a breakthrough month for the Italian betting sector as a reported GGR of €134 million (+45% on 2018 figures) was generated by its betting incumbents. Driven by strong football betting on Serie A’s closing schedule, and the UEFA Champions League Final, a total turnover of €1 billion was reported across retail and online betting verticals. Some good …

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Vermantia: Timely racing content respite for Italy’s operators

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Italian horseracing fans are ready for an exciting summer with restrictions on broadcasting racing content from abroad set to be fully removed, just in time for the country’s operators to counter the loss of revenues from the impending ban on gambling advertising. We caught up with Fabio Massimo Molinari, Commercial Director at Vermantia – Italy, to find out more. SBC: …

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Italian ADM settles on final 67 online gambling concessions

Italy’s customs and monopolies agency – ADM, the governing body overseeing Italian gambling laws is reported to have finalised its long-awaited online gambling licensing procedure. Having revised Italy’s online gambling laws to include tougher AML protections and customer requirements on registration, the ADM has settled on sanctioning 67 new online gambling concessions. As communicated last February, the ADM has renewed …

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AGCOM lays out stark reality of Italian advertising ban

Italy’s media and advertising regulatory body has published its long-awaited guidance on Italian gambling advertising, bringing transparency to the approved ‘Dignity Decree’ mandate installed by the Lega-5Star coalition government. Italian betting stakeholders have waited a year for AGCOM to publish its regulatory guidance on the Dignity Decree, which from 14 July 2019 will implement an outright blanket ban on gambling/betting …

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AAMS gains new powers as Lega-5Star signs Italy up as Magglingen member

Italian betting incumbents will be forced to undertake further market adjustments as Lega MP and Undersecretary for Sports, Giancarlo Giorgetti confirms a wagering ban on all sports deemed to be played/participated at an amateur level. The Lega-5Star coalition government has sanctioned Italian gambling regulator AAMS to issue a new decree, which implements an outright ban on wagers placed on ‘competitions exclusively …

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SKS365 appoints Luca Grisci as Planetwin365 retail lead

SKS365 Group the operating company of Italian bookmaker Planetwin365 continues its senior management restructure, confirming the appointment of Luca Grisci as Director of Retail divisions. A seasoned industry executive, Grisci joins SKS365 leadership team from Italian market competitor StanleyBet where he served in a number of executive roles focusing on retail operations and corporate development (2013-2019). Moving forward, Grisci will …

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AgiproNews Italian View: SKS365 new Counsel paints grim Italian picture

Speaking to Italian business news sources, Bepi Pezzulli, the new General Counsel of SKS365, Italy’s leading bookmaker, has detailed insights of the stark realities facing all gambling incumbents, under the governance of the Lega-5Star coalition government. Pezzulli forms part of a new SKS365 leadership team, who took control of the bookmaker in January, following a number of high-profile executive departures. …

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Lottomatica backs GVC’s revamped Italian bingo network

Updating the market, FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings has moved to revamp its Italian igaming services, launching its new ‘Bingo 3.0’ platform serving the firm’s B2C brands in Italy – as well as servicing a network of 27 B2B partners. For the launch of Bingo 3.0, GVC announces a further major Italian coup, with Italian national lottery operator Lottomatica joining …

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