Tag Archives: Lega Nord

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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Marathonbet backs Italian market with ‘short-term’ SS Lazio sponsorship

European online bookmaker Marathonbet has raised eyebrows confirming that it will act as official shirt sponsor of Serie A football club SS Lazio. Marathonbet details that it has secured a fixed short-term sponsorship with Lazio, which will terminate in January 2019 as the Italian government imposes its blanket ban on betting/gambling advertising, sponsorships and marketing across all media and sports …

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LOGiCO calls for operator self-discipline in final months of Italian advertising

Moreno Marasco, the President of Italian online betting/gambling trade body LOGiCO has penned an open letter to industry leadership urging for ‘self-discipline during Italy’s transitional advertising period’. Though all Italian betting stakeholders, face tough adjustments to meet the demands of the incoming (1 January 2019) Lega-5Star ‘Dignity Decree’ banning all forms of gambling advertising, LOGiCO pleads for restraint and responsibility. …

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Facebook complies with Lega-5Star’s Italian blanket ban

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Facebook has become the latest US tech giant to confirm that it will comply with the approved mandate of the new Italian coalition government’s ‘Dignity Decree’. Updating its Italian advertising terms and conditions, Facebook states that it will no longer accept adverts, promotions, pages, Instagram accounts and apps that promote or facilitate online gambling. “Pursuant to recent legislative developments, our …

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EGBA & LOGiCO deem Italian ‘Dignity Decree’ as counterproductive

As Italy’s parliament debates the approved mandate of the Lega-5Star ‘Dignity Decree’, implementing a blanket ban on sports betting advertising and sponsorship, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has detailed its support for Italian industry trade body – LOGiCO’s stance against the proposal. Teaming up with LOGiCO, the EGBA has sent a joint letter to Italian MPs ‘expressing significant …

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Google conforms to Italian gambling blanket ban policy

Tech giant Google has moved to remove gambling-related content/services from being indexed on its Italian search results. The US firm has updated its Italian advertising policies, preparing for the approved mandate of Italy’s new coalition government’s ‘Dignity Decree’, which implements a blanket ban on forms of gambling/betting marketing, promotions, advertising and sponsorships. Updating stakeholders, Google details that as of 16 …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: Calcio eagerly awaits the Ronaldo factor

Italian betting and football stakeholders have suffered a summer of discontent, with no Azzurri representation at Russia 2018 and the new Lega-5Star coalition government implementing a blanket ban on betting advertising and sponsorships across all sports and media formats. Navigating a disruptive summer, Italian betting, media and sports have called for any good news story… Step forward Cristiano Ronaldo and …

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Italian betting & media baffled by coalition’s blanket ban

Italian betting, sports and media stakeholders have been left perplexed, following the Council of Ministers approval of the directive to introduce a blanket ban on gambling/betting advertising. Reviewed on Monday, the Council of Ministers would approve Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio’s draft mandate, which introduces an outright ban on all forms of gambling (except the state’s national lottery) across all …

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AgiproNews Italian View – Coalition warned on the dangers of implementing ‘Luigi’s Blanket’

The stark reality of governance by a populist Lega and Five Star coalition is dawning on all Italian industry stakeholders as a draft law circulates of a ‘total ban on betting advertising’. This week the Italian Cabinet will review the draft mandate personally penned by Five Star leader and Italian Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio. Di Maio and Lega leadership …

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AgiproNews Italian View: Industry faces anti-betting Lega – Five Star coalition

The tables have turned yet again for all Italian betting stakeholders, as the coalition of Lega and Five Star Movement, have been sworn in as Italy’s new government. On Friday new Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte convinced Italy’s constitutional President Sergio Mattarella, to accept a Lega-5 Star government, having restructured the populist coalition’s executive cabinet and finance ministry. Conte will now lead …

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