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efbet continues expansion strategy through Italy licences

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efbet has been given the green light to enter the sports betting and casino market in Italy by Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) – the country’s gambling regulator. This is just the latest part of efbet’s expansion strategy, with Bulgaria’s largest sportsbook and casino operator having already obtained licences for Romania, Serbia and Spain. Having signed the official papers …

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Italy’s new coalition hikes taxes again on machine revenues

No respite will be offered to Italian gambling incumbents, as the newly installed 5Star-DP coalition government confirms the fourth set of tax hikes on gaming machines sanctioned over the past year. Inbound with 5Star-DP’s first ‘Budget Law’ decree, Italian gambling faces an increase in video lottery terminals (VLT) turnover tax to 9% – formerly set at 7.9%. Meanwhile, arcade operators …

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Apollo PE takes majority stake in Gamenet Italia

US private equity fund Apollo Global Management (Apollo) has this morning confirmed that it has acquired a 48.6% stake in Italian gambling group Gamenet SPA. Issuing a market filing, Apollo confirms that it aims to delist the company for its index on the Borsa Milan stock exchange. A former Italian gambling subsidiary of Greek gambling group Intralot SPA, in 2018 …

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Magellan Robotech launches MBK division by debuting K1 terminals

Expanding its services and inventory, Magellan Robotech – the B2B technology division of Stanleybet Group – has announced the launch of its new ‘K1 – standalone betting terminal’, which will be serviced and operated by new division ‘Magellan Betting Kiosk’ (MBK).  Unveiled at SBC’s ‘Betting on Sports 2019’ conference, Magellan Robotech declares a major product initiative which sees Stanleybet’s division move beyond …

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Italy calls for toughest stance governing gambling transactions

Italian gambling incumbents are set to undertake further market adjustments, as the new 5Star-DP coalition government publishes the draft decree of its planned ‘Budget Law’. Following on from 2019’s gambling advertising ban established by the former Lega-5Star coalition government, in 2020 Italy will move to establish new payment processing laws and operator AML registry. New fiscal provisions introduced to the …

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AgiproNews Italian View – Glassia probe widens  

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JBO scores Bologna FC sponsorship agreement

JBO has boosted its European presence after signing a new sponsorship agreement with Serie A club Bologna FC, which will see the operator named as the club’s regional betting partner for Asia.  The operator’s portfolio already includes already includes title sponsorship of the Dota 2 esports property, the JBO Asian Masters League, with this latest acquisition of Bologna allowing JBO to acquire a …

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SISAL gets AAMS confirmation of SuperEnalotto win

Italy’s AAMS – Customs & Monopolies Agency has confirmed that Gruppo SISAL will maintain the concession of the SuperEnalotto weekly numbers lottery. The decision was confirmed by AAMS Secretary Dr Benedetto Mineo, who submitted an update through the government’s Official European Gazette to confirm that SISAL will maintain its position for a further nine years. AAMS’ decision is undertaken following …

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10bet nets highest profile deal with Juventus FC

Online sportsbook 10bet has announced its biggest sponsorship agreement to date, after becoming the official ‘Gaming & Betting Partner’ of Juventus FC – Serie A’s most successful and popular football club. A revamped 10bet secures a three-season arrangement with Italian football’s ‘Old Lady’, detailing its Juventus sponsorship as a key directive in the bookmaker’s aggressive European growth strategy, boosting its brand …

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AgiproNews Italian View – Can DP make sense of Italian gambling

“Action against problem gambling will be reinforced” – proclaims the new program of the ‘centrist left’ coalition cabinet led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, formed by the 5Star Movement and Italy’s Democratic Party (DP). Following intense debate and opposition by former coalition incumbent Lega, Italy avoids thus far a further constitutional crisis, as Rome’s lower house approves the formation of yet another …

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