Tag Archives: Italy

AGCOM lays out stark reality of Italian advertising ban

Italy’s media and advertising regulatory body has published its long-awaited guidance on Italian gambling advertising, bringing transparency to the approved ‘Dignity Decree’ mandate installed by the Lega-5Star coalition government. Italian betting stakeholders have waited a year for AGCOM to publish its regulatory guidance on the Dignity Decree, which from 14 July 2019 will implement an outright blanket ban on gambling/betting …

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SKS365 appoints Luca Grisci as Planetwin365 retail lead

SKS365 Group the operating company of Italian bookmaker Planetwin365 continues its senior management restructure, confirming the appointment of Luca Grisci as Director of Retail divisions. A seasoned industry executive, Grisci joins SKS365 leadership team from Italian market competitor StanleyBet where he served in a number of executive roles focusing on retail operations and corporate development (2013-2019). Moving forward, Grisci will …

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Marco Castaldo, Microgame: Why new US operators shouldn’t confuse choosing a supplier with defining a strategy

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We spoke to Marco Castaldo, who explained why uncertainty in the US path from early regulation to profitable business has dictated caution for Italy-focused gaming services provider Microgame, and what he perceives as a “fixation” on platform features, while speculating as to whether leading European operators – particularly those who drive innovation in-house – will move ahead of those who rely …

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AgiproNews Italian View: SKS365 new Counsel paints grim Italian picture

Speaking to Italian business news sources, Bepi Pezzulli, the new General Counsel of SKS365, Italy’s leading bookmaker, has detailed insights of the stark realities facing all gambling incumbents, under the governance of the Lega-5Star coalition government. Pezzulli forms part of a new SKS365 leadership team, who took control of the bookmaker in January, following a number of high-profile executive departures. …

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Marco Castaldo, Microgame: Growth potential remains despite Italian ad ban

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SBC News caught up with Marco Castaldo, CEO at Microgame, for his take on the much-discussed advertising ban in Italy, how it might influence Microgame’s business model, and why adapting an online platform for the country – given the current uncertainty and speed to market – “makes less sense now than before”. SBC: With Microgame’s Italian offering very diverse, including …

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Replatz chooses Altenar to power new Fastbet.it brand

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Sports betting and gaming operator Replatz has chosen software from Altenar to power its new Fastbet.it brand for the Italian market. Replatz has decided to break from its existing branding to launch Fastbet.it with a full suite of services from Altenar, including extensive in-play betting, multi-lingual customer support and advanced data management, as well as the popular cash out feature. …

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Fabio Schiavolin: SNAITECH – Industry leadership must fight for its public rationale

Speaking to SBC, Fabio Schiavolin, Chief Executive of SNAITECH, has detailed that betting leadership across all markets must prioritise self-regulation, whilst retaining a deeper sense of public and political perception if the sector is to avoid another year mirroring 2018 events. Politics has been an unavoidable dynamic for Italian betting stakeholders since the Lega-5Star coalition formed its government on June …

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AgiproNews Italian View: Can new faces commit to Italy’s hazardous playground

Amid a frantic Italian gambling scene, in which its incumbents make drastic adjustments to a new tax regime and tougher regulatory demands imposed by the Lega-5Star coalition government, this February Italy’s ADM published its updated online licensee registry. In 2019, Italy’s online gambling marketplace will accommodate 66 licensed operators, as the Italian tax authority secures €13.2 million in licensing concessions, …

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Altenar targets cash out edge for Italian market

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Sportsbook software provider Altenar has welcomed reports that Italian sports betting operators will soon be allowed to offer cash out functionality to customers on a trial basis. According to Italian news agency Agimeg, this cash out introduction will arrive alongside another positive regulatory reform for operators, enabling them to cancel the payout of winning single bets emanating from ‘clearly wrong …

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BetConstruct secures ADM approval for Italian market

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BetConstruct has made the latest licensing list for the Agenzia Dogane Monopoli (ADM) – the agency responsible for both the collection of taxes and the protection of citizens’ rights through gambling licensing and regulation in Italy. Trading as Vivaro Limited, the Online Gaming Licence will enable BetConstruct to deliver online sports betting, horserace betting, casino games and poker, as well …

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