Italy

AgiproNews Italian View: AGCOM faces coalition collision over Decree criticism

AGCOM, Italy’s communications and media authority has written a letter to the Lega-5Star coalition government stating that the Dignity Decree ban on gambling advertising should be formally reviewed. As the regulatory department tasked with monitoring licensed incumbents advertising behaviour under the Decree’s regime, AGCOM governance has warned Lega-5Star that its ban on gambling advertising is ‘unconstitutional and incompatible’ with Italian …

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Global profile helps IGT override Italian gaming taxes

Publishing its latest Q2 2019 trading update (period ending 30 June), New York-listed gambling technology group International Game Technology Plc (IGT) reports a strong quarter driven by significant growth in ‘global gaming product sales’. IGT records group ‘consolidated revenues’ of $1.23 billion up 3% on corresponding Q2 2018’s $1.2 billion, as the company sustains its in-store lottery momentum, offsetting new …

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New look SKS365 forms ‘expert body’ leading corporate compliance

Italian gambling group SKS365 – the operating company of Planetwin365 – has established a new supervisory body to oversee its legal and compliance directives. The compliance body will be led by former Carabinieri (Italian national guard) Brigadier General Massimo Ignesti, who will serve as Chairman. Ignesti will be supported by Professor Ranieri Razzante as Deputy Chairman. He is a legal scholar in anti-crime legislation …

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Highlight Games continues ‘SOCCERBET’ momentum with Snaitech Italia

Highlight Games has landed a major coup by securing Italian legacy gambling group Snaitech as the latest industry incumbent to offer its ‘SOCCERBET’ product across retail, online and mobile verticals. Bolstering its virtual sports provisions, Snaitech will launch Highlight Games’ flagship product across its entire gambling portfolio. It will be available to Snaitech customers in both league and single match formats …

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Betgenius seeks Italian market growth with Desideri appointment

Betgenius has appointed Luca Desideri as its new Commercial Director for the Italian market, as the organisation seeks to support its current growth strategy.  Desideri joins the sports data specialists from SBTech, where he previously held the role of Country Manager. He brings with him a wealth of localised expertise, having spent over 15 years in the italian betting and gaming …

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SISAL Italia secures ‘big win’ through SuperEnalotto contract

Italian gambling operator Gruppo SISAL has confirmed that it will continue to operate Italy’s ‘SuperEnalotto’ lottery concession for a further nine years. SISAL continues to service its lead lottery contract having submitted to Italy’s Customs & Monopolies Agency (AAMS) a €222 million tender combined with a further 0.5% commission on ticket sales. Italian industry news source AgiproNews reports that SISAL’s …

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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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