Tag Archives: Italy

AgiproNews’ Italian View: Azzurri bookmakers fear no summer love

Italian bookmakers and wider industry stakeholders are making adjustments to the daunting reality that Russia 2018 will feature no Azzurri! For the first time since 1958, there will be no Italian representation at a FIFA World Cup tournament. Italy now faces a summer of soul searching for its downtrodden Calcio, as business analysts estimate a + €1billion hit for the …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: All to play for in growing Italian betting market

The month of February saw significant growth within the Italian betting sector, which generated gross gaming revenues (GGR) of €124 million up a staggering 260% on February 2017 revenue figures. The market share for Italian wallets is closely contested by its licensed incumbents. February saw Group GmbH Austria’s Sks365 brand take the lead with 13% of total sector revenues, from former …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View – New government faces same old industry dilemmas  

Whatever form the next Italian government takes following this March’s ground-breaking general election results, Italy’s new political taskmasters’ will have to revamp the country’s existing gambling framework. A coalition government, led by the legislative novices of the 5-Star Movement has a daunting task in creating a more cohesive industry framework, in-line with business provisions set out by Italy’s new ‘Stability …

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Custom Spa – Alessandro Mastropasqua – Augmenting Reality

Italian technology firm Custom Spa aims to bring more innovation and high-tech solutions into the world of sports betting. They offer a wide range of multi-platform terminals for retail betting, that combine the latest printing and scanning solutions with software intended to improve both customer satisfaction and the general gaming experience. The firm’s most recent innovation is ‘augmented reality’, introduced …

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Adapting to a new scenario for the Italian gaming market in 2018

BtoBet Italy

What strategies should bookmakers and operators adopt to enter the .IT market? In his latest market analysis, BtoBet chairman Alessandro Fried delivers a warning about hidden dangers in Italy, while exploring the potential of establishing a brand and attracting the attention of Italian players. For a deep insight, download the full report here.

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BtoBet appoints Davide Ruggeri as Sports division lead

Industry next-generation platform provider BtoBet has confirmed the promotion of Davide Ruggeri to the newly created position of Director of Sports. A seasoned industry executive, Ruggeri has served BtoBet as Head of Sportsbook since 2014, playing an instrumental role in expanding BtoBet’s presence within the Italian online betting market. In recent months, BtoBet has moved to redeveloping its internal structures, …

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Olympic Entertainment books major Neon upgrade with Playtech IGS

FTSE-listed gambling technology supplier Playtech Plc has confirmed that it has expanded its lead systems supplier partnership with Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG), Eastern Europe’s largest gambling operator. Securing a long-term partnership, OEG governance has selected Playtech’s Neon casino management system to deliver on ‘connecting more than 100 casinos in five countries, covering approximately 3,500 electronic gaming machines combined with 150 …

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Joseph Cuschieri to depart as Malta MGA Chairman

The Times of Malta has reported that Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) Executive Chairman Joseph Cuschieri will be leaving the gambling regulator to become the first Chief Executive of Malta’s Financial Services Authority (MFSA). The appointment of Cuschieri as MFSA CEO is reported to have been personally requested by Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, with the authority restructuring its operations to …

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“Landmark year” for Yggdrasil Gaming

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Announcing its financial results for Q4 2017, in addition to its full year figures, Yggdrasil Gaming has reported a strong showing across the board. Revenues for the period have shown an increase of 61% to SEK 51.2m (€5.1m), up from SEK 31.8m (€3.2m) on the same period in 2016, with mobile gaming making up a total of 59% of the …

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OPTIMA – the choice for those who want to lead and be different

OPTIMA & BTC Partnership

Sports betting and gaming solutions provider OPTIMA enjoyed a frantic end to 2017, completing two key deals in addition to scooping the SBC Award for Standalone Platform Provider of the Year. Beginning the new year where they left off the old, Jacob Lopez, OPTIMA Chief Executive Officer, spoke to SBC at last week’s ICE Totally Gaming held at the ExCeL …

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