Tag Archives: Italy

SNAI Italia bolsters in-play muscle with Betgenius

SNAI, the flagship Italian sports betting property of Playtech Plc, has confirmed that it has renewed its partnership with Betgenius, expanding its services for content, odds and in-play wagering provisions. The partnership will see SNAI expand its in-play markets capacity integrating Betgenius’ live feed, securing improved odds and data coverage for hundreds of thousands of fixtures including all English Premier League …

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Nasdaq float sees Newgioco begin its new US-Italian identity

Ringing the opening bell of New York’s Nasdaq Exchange on Tuesday 14 January, Newgioco Group Chairman and CEO Michele Ciavarella stated that the sports betting group had begun its new life as a fully established Italian-American enterprise. The New York listing sees Ciavarella complete a two-year project transforming Newgioco’s business lines and restructuring the firm’s executive team, targeting rapid growth as …

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Martin Lycka: Gamblng advertising – Here be monsters!

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka dips into the rich history of Greek mythology to put the industry’s challenges this year into some sort of context. A spectre is haunting gambling Europe – the spectre of a ban on gambling related advertising. It came from Italy …

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Martin Lycka: My letter to Gambling Santa

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka pens a letter to the Santa of Gambling and hopes that, for a change. the industry is on the ‘good’ list.  Dear Gambling Santa, My name is Martin and I am probably a little too old to write to you. …

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Italy seeks to shrink its online gambling field by 2023

Tightening control of Italy’s online gambling marketplace, the 5Star-DP coalition government seeks to reduce the number of incumbents participating in the market by 2023. Attached to 5Star-DP’s first Budget Law decree, the coalition government seeks to reduce the total number of Italian online gambling licences to 50, from its current 85 concessions. The proposed revision has been communicated by Italy’s …

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Sportradar hits back at Italian media report

Major industry supplier Sportradar has come out strongly against a report in the Italian media which links the firm to the long-running Galassia criminal investigation. The company has issued a statement strongly refuting the allegations made within the article published by Business Insider Italia and said it regards many of the allegations and statements made to be incorrect, untrue and …

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Italian government publishes its ADM ‘fiscal decree’ controls

The Italian government has issued further insight on its new fiscal decree order, which will be enforced upon all licensed gambling incumbents. Sanctioned on 16 October, the fiscal decree has been attached to the 5Star-DP coalition government’s first Budget Law mandate. It aims to provide Italy’s Customs & Monopolies agency ADM with the strictest controls to monitor gambling operators and …

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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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Italian Police charges SKS365 with €124 million Glassia payback

SKS365 Group, the operating company of Italian bookmaker PlanetWin365, has been charged by the Italian Financial Police of corporate tax evasion totalling €124 million. The tax evasion charge forms part of Italian Police’s wider ‘Glassia’ anti-Mafia investigation, undertaken during the course of 2018, which saw 60 people arrested and €1 billion seized in illegal funds. Conducting a probe of gambling …

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