Tag Archives: Italy

US funds sell ownership of Microgame Italia to Piomo SA 

The Italian gambling market has been rocked by further M&A activity, as the board of Microgame SPA this afternoon confirmed that a deal had been agreed to sell a controlling 91.7% stake to private investment group Piomo SA.  The transaction has been approved by US private equity funds Monitor Clipper and TPG Growth which have agreed to sell their combined …

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Raketech expands Spanish vision with Infinileads network buyout

Raketech has acquired Spanish affiliate marketing publisher and lead generation specialist Infinileads SL, in a bid to expand its services for Latin America, Spain and Italy. Marked as an “important strategic milestone”, the acquisition of Infinileads – along with key assests Slotjava.es and Slotjava.it – sees Rakatech enhance its position within several of LatAm’s emerging markets, such as Argentina, Mexico and Peru, in addition to current Infinileads core …

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Microgame: Italian operators must change their mindset if they are to survive

Microgame: Italian operators must change their mindset if they are to survive

Italy’s hard-nosed gambling leadership has become adjusted to navigating the tribulations of a marketplace in constant state of flux, facing the year-on-year curveballs of increased taxes, blanket bans on advertising and tougher all-round compliance controls. Yet market leaders are in no-doubt that they are in the midst of a true paradigm shift. Following 2020’s unprecedented pandemic, Italian society is now …

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Sisal boosts racing content with XB Net

Italian lottery operator Sisal has finalised an agreement with horse racing content provider XB Net for its US racing content. The deal will see XB Net deploy its live pictures, data and betting services from a network of over 60 North American tracks (over 75% of US horse racing) to Sisal, allowing the lottery to have the flexibility to fill …

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Italian eyes on ADM’s judgement call on future concessions and licensing 

Italy’s Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) has confirmed that sports betting concessions will be extended until 31 October.  The decision was authorised following an ‘in-depth assessment’ taken by the Ministry of the Economy to ‘apply a reprieve’ on betting licences that were due to expire at the end of June. Last year, at the peak of Italy’s COVID-19 outbreak, the …

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Sisal backs Turin innovation lab to nurture its tech workforce talent  

Sisal, the operating firm of Italy’s SuperEnlatto lottery draw, has launched its founding ‘Innovation Lab’ hosted at Turin’s prestigious ‘Agnelli Foundation’ academic centre.  The Lab forms part of Sisal’s wider ‘economic and investment charter’, in which the company seeks to train Italy’s emerging workforce in the future technology fields of artificial intelligence, digital transformation and the engineering of advanced technology …

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EGBA orders Italy to explain planned licensing reduction 

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has issued a notification to the European Commission demanding that Italian authorities explain why they have published a draft law proposal seeking to reduce the number of online gambling licences by two-thirds. A reduction of online gambling licences had been initially proposed by the former 5Star-DP coalition government, as a draft measure attached to …

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Vermantia launches virtual greyhound racing for Eurobet

Vermantia has launched its pre-recorded Virtual Greyhound Racing product in Italy for Eurobet, one of the leading betting operators in the region. Through the deal, Eurobet has access to exclusive, fully-licensed, greyhound races from multiple active UK greyhound tracks, featuring full high definition footage from a regularly updated library of races. Eurobet’s online players are, therefore, now able to enjoy …

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Italian Gambling reawakens to a transformed landscape

Italy’s bookmakers and gambling venues have begun to reopen their businesses following more than a year observing the government’s strict lockdown orders enforced across all regions. Approved by Italian Health Minister, Roberto Speranza, from 31 May, 2000 gambling venues (bookmakers, arcades and bingo halls) were allowed to reopen across the regions of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise, and Sardinia. Further reopening …

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Marco Caccavale: Sisal is the proven steward to revitalise the National Lottery

Italian giant Sisal SPA surprised the industry with its ‘late bid’ to compete in the UK government’s Fourth National Lottery Competition, which opened for tenders last summer. Speaking to SBC,  Marco Caccavale, Sisal International Managing Director outlines the Italian suitor’s bid against high-profile competitors.  Having won back-to-back tenders to operate Turkey and Morroco’s national lotteries, Caccavale underlines Sisal’s credentials as the …

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