Tag Archives: Italy

EGBA & LOGiCO deem Italian ‘Dignity Decree’ as counterproductive

As Italy’s parliament debates the approved mandate of the Lega-5Star ‘Dignity Decree’, implementing a blanket ban on sports betting advertising and sponsorship, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has detailed its support for Italian industry trade body – LOGiCO’s stance against the proposal. Teaming up with LOGiCO, the EGBA has sent a joint letter to Italian MPs ‘expressing significant …

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Gamenet aims for Italian top spot with €265 million acquisition of GoldBet

Italian gambling group Gruppo Gamenet SPA has today signed a ‘binding agreement’ to acquire a 100% share capital in betting operator GoldBet offering a deal-value of €265 million (£240 million) Updating the market, Gamenet will move to acquire outright Goldbet’s 990 Italian betting points, and will further gain the firm’s related digital properties. At present, Goldbet is considered Italy’s biggest …

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Russia 2018 breaks Italian wagering records despite no Azzurri representation

Italy’s Agency of Customs & Monopolies, the regulatory body for commercial industries’ has detailed that Italian consumers wagered approximately €466 million during World Cup Russia 2018. The wagering figure represents a new Italian sector record for a sporting event, despite Italy having no Azzurri representation at the tournament. The agency’s data goes against the pessimistic forecasts of a number of …

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Google conforms to Italian gambling blanket ban policy

Tech giant Google has moved to remove gambling-related content/services from being indexed on its Italian search results. The US firm has updated its Italian advertising policies, preparing for the approved mandate of Italy’s new coalition government’s ‘Dignity Decree’, which implements a blanket ban on forms of gambling/betting marketing, promotions, advertising and sponsorships. Updating stakeholders, Google details that as of 16 …

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The World Cup’s Finest with SBC Global MD Andrew McCarron

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. For the final entry in our summer series we have looked internally, with our Managing Director Andrew McCarron the final entrant in …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Scout Gaming’s James Camilleri

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Joining The World Cup’s Finest in its penultimate edition is James Camilleri, Head of Sales and General Manager at Scout Gaming Group, …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Sirplay CEO Bart Esposito

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. As we enter the final World Cup week of the summer, Bart Esposito, Sirplay CEO, takes to The World Cup’s Finest hot …

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Winning Post – The implications of Italian regulations

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Italy: commercial gambling – ad ban demonstrates failure to communicate Further to last week’s reports, Italy’s council of Ministers approved the so called ‘Dignity Decree’on Monday which introduced a blanket ban on …

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Italian betting & media baffled by coalition’s blanket ban

Italian betting, sports and media stakeholders have been left perplexed, following the Council of Ministers approval of the directive to introduce a blanket ban on gambling/betting advertising. Reviewed on Monday, the Council of Ministers would approve Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio’s draft mandate, which introduces an outright ban on all forms of gambling (except the state’s national lottery) across all …

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Catena gains Italian Vision with ASAP Sports acquisition

Industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media enters the Italian online betting market confirming that it has acquired digital sports media publisher ASAP Italia for a total consideration of €16 million. Updating the market, Catena governance has put forward €12.5 million cash deal to acquire all ASAP portals and lead generation services. Furthermore, the Stockholm-listed enterprise will add ‘€3.5 deferred consideration’ …

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