Tag Archives: Italy

NSoft or strict rules: Outcome-based vs prescriptive regulation

NSoft

Zlatan Omerspahic, Head of Legal and Compliance at NSoft, delivers a regulatory overview of the gambling industry, including key learning points from 2019 and what to expect in 2020. It is very difficult to find an industry that is changing as fast as the gambling industry, due to all the technological changes. Also, the existence of generally strict rules provides …

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Playtech shuts down Snaitech’s retail profile respecting Italian COVID-19 decree

Issuing a corporate filing, the governance of FTSE250 Playtech Plc has updated investors on its Italian market contingencies countering the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Stating that ‘Italy faces its darkest hours’, on Sunday night (8 March) Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree that enforced severe restrictions on the movement of 16 million people within the regions of Lombardy and 15 …

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Codere Chairman calls for political sense following Royal Decree approval

Norman Sorensen, Chairman of Grupo Codere SA, has urged Spanish ministers to maintain reasoned dialogue and analysis of Spain’s gambling sector.  Sorensen made his comment in a letter accompanying Codere’s Bolsa Madrid annual statement, which emphasised that Spanish gambling has been besieged by ‘false beliefs’ and ‘radical political positions’ against its incumbents.  Sorensen’s appeal comes after Spain’s new coalition government …

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GVC’s stand-out online division offsets inevitable UK retail decline

Citing market share gains across all operating territories, FTSE250-listed GVC Holdings has backed its underlying corporate strategy to navigate regulatory complexities both home and abroad.  Publishing its full-year 2019 results, GVC has recorded a pro-forma net revenue increase of 3% to £3.65bn (FY2018: £3.57bn) driven by the strong growth of its online division and European retail portfolio.  Despite competing against …

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ECJ rejects Stanleybet Italian €8m tax appeal

European betting group StanleyBet has lost its European Court of Justice (ECJ) appeal, contesting an Italian tax dispute related to wagers processed through its data centres. During the four-year long tax dispute, StanleyBet had brought an appeal to ECJ judges, challenging Italy’s Customs & Monopiles Agency (ADM) €8 million tax demand. Italy’s ADM had demanded that StanleyBet pay €8 million …

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Playtech 2019 revenue growth outdone by costs & duties 

FTSE250-listed Playtech Plc will continue to review its corporate divisions and underlining strategy after full-year results for 2019 showed core unit growth subdued by further Asian market impacts and severe declines across its TradeTech financial services unit. Playtech recorded a 22% increase in corporate revenues to €1.5 billion (FY2018: €1.25bn), as the technology group’s ‘Core B2B’ division delivered a 15% …

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New look Newgioco establishes LatAm subsidiary

Fresh from listing its business as a US Nasdaq enterprise, the governance of betting systems supplier Newgioco Group confirms that it has established ‘Newgioco Colombia SAS’ as a new subsidiary servicing LatAm market opportunities. Based out of Bogota, Newgioco Colombia will lead new distribution agreements within South American markets, supporting Newgioco Group’s newly established global growth strategy. In its update, …

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Fabio Schiavolin – Snaitech: Gambling needs deeper skillset to navigate new decade of complexities

Speaking to SBC, Fabio Schiavolin, Chief Executive of Snaitech, has emphasised that entering a new decade, European sector incumbents will have to develop deeper skillsets as the ‘industry’s credibility remains in play’. Accustomed to leading Snaitech through Italy’s many political disruptions, last year at ICE 2019 Schiavolin warned European leadership counterparts that betting had to find its ‘public rationale’ in order to …

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IGT appoints ‘trusted hand’ Fabio Celadon as M&A lead

The governance of New York listed gambling technology group IGT Plc has confirmed the promotion of Fabio Celadon to the position of Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. An IGT executive since 2006, Celadon takes charge of IGT corporate development strategy having formerly served as Senior Vice President of Gaming Portfolio (2017-2019). Celadon’s executive tenure at IGT has also …

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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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