Tag Archives: VLT

Conte rescue plan eases tax burdens on Italian gambling

As Italy enters its fourth week of national lockdown, Italian gambling incumbents have been provided light relief by the government’s new economic measures. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has secured an initial €25 billion rescue package, aimed at primarily protecting company payrolls, mortgage repayments and commercial rents. Further measures see the government temporarily suspend tax duties for a number of ‘at-risk …

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AgiproNews Italian View – Retail lockdown sees betting face months of trauma

Complying with the Italian government’s ‘Public Health Decree’ sanctioned on Sunday 8 March, Italian gambling has officially gone into lockdown. The country at the centre of Europe’s COVID-19 pandemic has seen all retailers ordered to temporarily shut apart from food stores and pharmacies, as PM Giuseppe Conte enforces the toughest public stance minimising the spread of the virus and its …

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Smooth VLT upgrade sees OPAP confident of delivering on all 2019 targets

Athens-listed gambling group OPAP SA is confident it will deliver on its full-year corporate expectations after recording a strong Q3 2019 performance including growth across all core metrics. Continuing to reap the benefits of its VLT and systems upgrade, OPAP maintains year-to-date revenues of €1.173 billion – up 6% on year-to-date (YTD) 2018 comparatives of €1.106 billion. Publishing its latest …

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Italy’s new coalition hikes taxes again on machine revenues

No respite will be offered to Italian gambling incumbents, as the newly installed 5Star-DP coalition government confirms the fourth set of tax hikes on gaming machines sanctioned over the past year. Inbound with 5Star-DP’s first ‘Budget Law’ decree, Italian gambling faces an increase in video lottery terminals (VLT) turnover tax to 9% – formerly set at 7.9%. Meanwhile, arcade operators …

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OPAP Greece speeds up infrastructure plan with €200 million bond issue

OPAP Q3 bounce back hurt by continued lottery declines

Greek gambling operator OPAP, will speed up its internal investment plans having secured a €200 million bond issue, through Greek and foreign investors.  The bond will provide the company with the funds needed to carry out its ambitious video lottery terminals (VLT) expansion and upgrade its lottery and gambling networks. OPAP governance detailed that its gained investment would be split into …

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