Tag Archives: Italy

Sweden, Italy & Australia backed as early Eurovision favourites

This Saturday 23 May, the Vienna Wiener Stadthalle arena will host the 60th edition of Eurovision, the world’s largest international song contest. 27 of Europe’s pop talents will compete to win the song contest awarded to Austrian drag queen sensation Conchita Wurst in 2014. Eurovision heavyweights Sweden have been placed as early favourites with entry Mans Zelmerlow ‘Heros’ leading bookmaker’s …

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SNAI strengthens Italian market position with Cogemat merger

Italian sports betting operator Gruppo SNAI has agreed to a corporate merger with Italian licensed gambling operator Cogemat, which will see the new company valued at + €145 million SNAI will incorporate all assets and business subsidiaries of Cogemat, including gambling technology and content provider Cogetech which services 9% of the Italian gambling machines market. Italian news sources report that …

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Eurobet hires Alfredo Melloni as Head of iGaming

Italian sports betting operator Eurobet has confirmed the appointment of Alfredo Melloni as its new Head of iGaming. Melloni joins the Gala Coral European subsidiary from Paddy Power where he served as Italian iGaming Product manager since 2012. He takes over igaming managerial responsibilities from Marco Trucco who departed the operator to join PokerStars as Head of Italy. Melloni will …

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Thomas Smallwood: unlicensed operators are popular for a reason

Thomas Smallwood, CEO of SKS365 Group GmbH – parent company of Planetwin365, believes that national regulators should be taking their lead from the gambling industry’s customers if it wants to successfully regulate the product in this cross-border age. Cross border betting and gaming remains a hot topic in many countries and cries come from various quarters regarding how best to …

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Planetwin365 obtains 1,001 Italian betting shop licences

Austrian bookmaker SKS365 Group has secured an incredible 1,001 land-based betting licences in Italy for its planetwin365 brand. The expanding Austrian bookmaker, which operates in Austria, Serbia, Romania and Belgium, will now turn independent Italian data transmission centres – so-called CTDs – into nationally licensed betting shops. SKS365 Group had been engaged in legal disputes with the Italian authorities over …

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Tax environment needs new business culture in gambling

Paul Leyland, Principle Consultant at Regulus Partners, is of the opinion that a heavy tax burden will hit growth in the industry this year, although there are prospects for the industry to flourish longer-term. 2015 was always going to be a difficult year for gambling operators from a fiscal perspective: UK remote Point of Consumption taxes (15% revenue from December …

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Spring Carnival boosts William Hill Q4 performance

William Hill’s Australian operation was the only one that increased its operating profit in the fourth quarter, thanks to the Spring Carnival period, with a 59% jump mitigating somewhat a 13% drop in retail operating profit and a 6% dip online. It meant that the group’s Q4 operating profit as a whole dropped 7%. On a full-year basis, Group net …

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32Red launches Italian marketing campaign

Gibraltar based igaming operator 32Red, has launched its first full Italian marketing campaign with Milan advertising agency Fosbury ADV. The agency has been appointed to launch a multi-content advertising campaign in order to raise brand awareness of 32Red.it gaming services. The first of its Italian TV advertising campaigns was launched on 4 January, promoting its online casino product with a …

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Betradar rolls out Live Channel to Sisal Matchpoint

Betradar has announced the successful launch of its Live Channel products with Italian bookmaker Sisal Matchpoint. Sisal Matchpoint has already integrated the Live Channel Retail in 500 retail outlets across Italy. Furthermore, the implementation of the Live Channel Online into the company’s website sisal.it has been concluded and punters have access to live streams with immediate effect. Jörn Anhalt, Managing …

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Betfair becomes Liverpool’s latest signing

Betfair has become Liverpool Football Club‘s official betting and gaming partner in the United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria and Italy. The partnership will see Betfair using the strength and scale of LFC’s digital platforms to connect with fans in these regions, bringing Betfair’s range of innovative betting products, including Price Rush and Cash Out, to fans. Features of the …

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