Tag Archives: Italy

Mr Green would accelerate William Hill international growth

Mr Green

William Hill has laid out some of the rationale behind its £245m offer to acquire online casino group MRG, the parent company of Mr Green in its offer document to shareholders. The company believes that the acquisition will give William Hill access to an international hub in the shape of Malta from which to drive international growth together with deeper …

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Revamped website to support Golden Race’s global growth

website

Golden Race has backed up a recent bid for global growth, which has seen it gain both a UK supplier licence and associate membership to NASPL in North America, by launching a new website to provide clearer information for prospective customers, partners and media organisations across target territories. Having made its name through a popular range of products across emerging …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: ISS study outlines complex make-up of Italian problem gambling

Published this October, the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) study on Italian gambling has shed significant light on the realities of tackling problem gambling within Italy. Undertaking Italy’s first ‘epidemiological study’ on problem gambling trends, effects and triggers, the ISS surveyed 12,000 adults, representing the nation’s most comprehensive research on gambling trends to date. Presented to the Italian Parliament …

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LOGiCO – Italian health report contradicts government’s advertising prohibition

Pointing to research undertaken by Italy’s National Institute of Health (ISS), Italian online gambling trade body LOGiCO has stated that digital incumbents are better prepared than land-based counterparts to protect national consumers from gambling harms and addiction. “ISS’ evidence and statistics, confirms what LOGiCO has maintained for some time, online gambling verticals offer better procedures for identifying problem gamblers and …

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Winning Post – Change on the horizon for South Africa

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. South Africa: National Gambling Amendment Bill – if at first you don’t succeed… The National Gambling Amendment Bill 2018 (first tabled in September 2016 but much changed since then) looks like it …

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Italy gets tough on illegal gambling activities

The Italian Agency of Customs and Monopolies (ADM) has shut down approximately 7,000 online gambling websites deemed to be in breach of national gambling laws. The ADM figures were presented through an official economic & financial report presented by the Italian government as part of it September 2018 update. The report details that over 10 million attempts to engage with …

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Winning Post – Assessing tax hikes in Ireland

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. Ireland: betting duty – they never had it so good…. On Tuesday the Irish government announced a doubling of betting duty to 2% of turnover in its 2019 Budget (with exchange duty …

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Gamenet expands ‘home profile’ completing GoldBet Italia acquisition

Issuing a market update, Borsa Milan gambling firm Gruppo Gamenet SPA has confirmed the closure of its outright acquisition of betting group GoldBet, completing its €275 million transaction. The deal first announced on 24 July 2018, sees Gamenet secure Italy’s biggest retail betting presence adding +900 new betting points to its existing network, which services +1,700 betting concessions. ‘The Acquisition …

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LeoVegas shows Dignity Decree defiance through EU complaint

As the Italian Lega-5Star coalition government moves to implement its ban on gambling advertising, forming part of its Dignity Decree, Stockholm-listed LeoVegas has submitted a formal complaint to the EU. Leading the complaint, Niklas Lindahl, Leo Vegas’ Managing Director for Italy, remains “convinced” the Decree will be overturned, because introducing it on 1 January 2019, as planned, would breach the …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: New incumbents accept restrictive realities

Italy’s Customs & Monopoly Agency (Agenzia delle Dogane – AGM) the government body overseeing gambling regulatory policy expects to issue its new online gambling licences by the end of the year. Updating the market, the AGM has disclosed that it has received 80 official operator applications. However, moving forward the AGM will initially reward 60 active operators with new online …

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