Italy

Lottoland expands into the Italian market

Online lotto operator Lottoland has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in one of the most popular lotto and online games sites in Italy, Giochi24. The Italian site has been operational since 2008 and was one of the first companies to get approval by the Italian regulator – Dogane e dei Monopoli. This partnership will combine both companies expertise …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View – Will policy changes deliver Italy’s next betting boom?

April has been a consequential month for all Italian betting stakeholders, as leading industry technology provider Playtech Plc, increased its market presence undertaking the €850 million outright acquisition of SNAITECH technologies and retail betting points. Thus far this 2018, it appears that Italian betting is finally moving forward, as the market proves its capacity for both foreign and domestic incumbents. …

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British bettors turning attention to scintillating Scudetto race

As the Premier League fizzles out in mundane fashion, British bettors are turning their attention to the dramatic finish in Italy, after Kalidou Koulibaly’s last minute header injected new life into the Serie A title race. Oddschecker revealed that last Sunday’s crunch tie between Napoli and Juventus attracted eight times more betting interest than the Milan derby from earlier in …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View – Italy prepares for a summer of new faces  

This April, the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM), the government body overseeing Italy’s gambling regulatory policy has published the list of new enterprises seeking to join the regulated Italian online gambling market. From a sports betting standpoint, out of the 45 applicants seeking to qualify for Italian online gambling licences, the two stand-out operators are legacy online bookmaker …

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Inspired upgrades SNAITECH Italia Virtual Sports content

Industry virtual sports content supplier Inspired Entertainment has moved to expand its existing relationship with leading Italian bookmaker SNAITECH. Updating the market, Inspired details that it has upgraded the retail and digital virtual sports content of SNAITECH properties. The upgrade sees Inspired’s popular ‘Mike Tyson Boxing’ title released across SNAITECH’s Italian retail estate, in addition to the release of bespoke …

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GameArt content now available via iSoftBet

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GameArt, the slot game developer for the online and land-based gaming industry, has announced that its slots content is now available via iSoftBet’s Game Aggregation Platform (GAP), with Italian and Romanian brand Netbet already live with its games. Longstanding partners, iSoftBet and GameArt have agreed for GameArt content to be made available through GAP, which boasts more than 1500 slots …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View – Italy backs comprehensive self-exclusion programme

Expanding industry social responsibility provisions, the Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato – AAMS, Italy’s lead regulatory body for gambling/betting services has launched it’s consumer ‘Unique Self Exclusion Registry’ (self-exclusion programme). The programme forms part of the ‘Digital Gaming Observatory’ research foundation, supervised by the Politecnico di Milano (Milan Technology University) and is further supported by Italian state financial auditor SOGEI. …

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Playtech moves into Italy with €846m Snaitech acquisition

Major industry supplier Playtech has pulled off an audacious move with an agreement to purchase Italian bookmaker Snaitech. The initial deal will see Playtech acquire 70.6% of the operator after which it will be compelled to make a mandatory takeover offer for all the remaining shares. Commenting on the transaction, Mor Weizer, Chief Executive Officer of Playtech said: “The acquisition …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View – PokerStars enhances its position in record breaking March

March 2018 has been a fruitful month for Italian online casino stakeholders, setting a new industry revenue record of €60.6 million, Italy’s highest trading figure to date. The Stars Group’s Italian PokerStars property maintains its position as top Italian online casino securing a marketplace revenue share of 9%. However, PokerStars.it is closely followed by legacy casino incumbents Lottomatica and Sisal, …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View – Virtual Sports market is heating up

Italian engagement with Virtual Sports betting products is on the rise, as latest industry figures show that gross gaming revenues (GGR) have hit the €42 million. A traditional retail product, Virtual Sports has gained a positive uptake through online betting platforms, as Italian betting operators move to expand their betting content. In the first two months of 2018, bookmakers have …

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