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Italy cannot flout EU law by blocking online gambling
The EU Court of Justice has rejected Italy's attempt to block companies based outside the state from offering online gambling to Italians.

Perspectives Weekly: State your intentions edition
J Todd reports on whether N.J. Governor Chris Christie will sign the online gambling legislation sitting on his desk, plus industry news from Italy, Canada and the U.S. state of Mississippi.

Italians to celebrate the holidays with new slots on William Hill
With over 60 different games, William Hill offers online gamers something great to celebrate this holiday season.

Italy now Europe's largest online poker market
According to H2 Capital, Italy's online poker sector surpassed that of all other EU countries for the first time in 2010.

Betfair welcomes development on Italian betting exchange regulation
Italian authorities notify a Ministerial Decree to the European Commission that will regulate betting exchanges in Italy.

Spiral Solutions to launch Italian online casino
Spiral Solutions Ltd has partnered with Nexigames to launch Gioca Casino, an online casino in the regulated Italian market.

Genting Casino launches Slot Idol promotion
Slot Idol starts with 12 slot games and every week the least popular game from the promotion will be voted off the competition.

Genting Casino launches major slots race
The online casino is now gearing up to give slot players pots of cash in the eight-week Jackpot Millions Slots Race Chase.

Bally to provide gaming devices to Italian lottery
Bally Technologies will provide more than 5,000 gaming devices and systems to Italy's video lottery program.

888 earns Italian certification
Online gambling provider 888 will be able to offers its gaming products to customers and partners in the Italian market.

Genting Casino holding major slots race
Genting Casino has announced a "Superhero Slots Challenge" throughout December, with four weekly slot races and a festive £10,000 prize fund.

Major jackpot about to hit at Euro Partners casinos
The Marvel Slots ultimate jackpot has cracked the $700,000 mark and is available on a number of Euro Partners casinos.

Shares in Leisure & Gaming suspended
Leisure & Gaming shares suspended.

bet365 offers range of slot games
The online casino has added slots based on popular Marvel characters, including X-Men, Fantastic Four, Blade, Daredevil and Elektra.

Italy Jan-May gambling up more than 9 pct
International news brief: Wagers in Italy rose 9.5 percent in the first five months of the year to 22 billion euros.

Swedish player Sven Ragnar Astrom wins WPT Venice
397 poker players competed for more than $2 million in prize money at the first-ever World Poker Tour tournament in Italy

Bid to end Italy's lotto fever
International news brief: Italy's main consumer rights organisation has launched a legal battle to have the prize money in the country's national lottery seized.

EU targeting France, Greece, Sweden over sports gambling
International News Brief: The European Commission will censure France, Greece and Sweden this week for restrictions they have put on sports gambling, sources close to the matter said Monday.

EU court rules against Italy in Internet gambling case
The European Court of Justice ruled today that Italy could not bar gambling companies from other European Union nations from doing business with Italian citizens.

Courts rule against Italian legislation
A court has ruled that Italian legislation prohibiting the cross-border provision of betting under threat of imprisonment is in infringement of the freedom of establishment and services under the Treaty on European Union.

Betting Probe Targets Buffon
International News Brief: Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been quizzed by prosecutors investigating alleged illegal betting.

Betandwin, AC Milan Sign Sponsor Deal
betandwin is to become AC Milan's new jersey sponsor for the next four seasons.

Gaming Authority Patient as Italian Blockade Persists
Internataional News Brief: The Lotteries and Gaming Authority is still awaiting an invitation for talks from the Italian gaming authority, three weeks since it launched a blockade of Maltese internet gaming sites.

European Convention Looks at Italy's Online Casino Ban
The 2006 European Casino Affiliate Convention will discuss the latest controversial issues concerning the Italian Government's decision to block over 600 online casino websites.

Man Gets on Stage During Olympics Ceremony
International News Brief: In a startling security breach, an intruder got on stage during Sunday's closing ceremony of the Turin Olympics.

Italy Blocks Maltese Internet Gaming Sites
International News Brief: The Italian state will on Friday block 684 internet gaming sites which are considered to be illegal, to protect Italian gamers from 'phishing'.

Italy

Over the course of seven years, Italy has gone from online gaming neophyte to one of the more respected European jurisdictions concerning the regulation of online gaming.

In 2006 Italy introduced regulations for land-based and online gambling allowing companies to operate sports betting at retail locations and over the Internet as well as regulations for remote and land-based casino gaming. As most of the European Union increased restrictions on online gambling, Italy by contrast liberalized its policies.

In 2009 Italy implemented several regulations that reorganized the framework for online gaming and (for the first time) regulated the "live sport poker." And in 2011, the process of acquiring remote gaming licenses and complying with them was updated. Also, operators holding an Italian license were also given the right to legally offer poker games and casino games, excluding slots, to their players. Italy added online slots to the mix in late 2012.

In order to qualify for an Italian remote gaming license, operators need to be licensed and established within a European Economic Area (EEA) state and have a permanent link-up with the Autonomous Administration of State Monopoly’s (AAMS, the Italian licensing authority) centralized system for compliance, monitoring, and tax purposes. Gambling companies incorporated in Italy are subject to Italy's 27.5% corporate income tax rate. Gambling companies must also pay a regional tax of between 2.98 and 4.82% based on the region in which they were established.

Italian taxes on wagers range from 3 to 20%, depending on the type of wager. Exchange wagering, for example, carries a 20% tax on gross gaming revenue. Italy also employs a 3.5% turnover tax on sports betting.

The Italian online gaming market has turned into a lucrative one. In 2012, it generated €749 million in gross gaming revenue. With online slots only available for one month in 2012, the 2013 revenue numbers (not available as of this writing) should be significantly higher.


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Rome
Italy 11-00153

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Italy Jurisdiction News

Italy cannot flout EU law by blocking online gambling
The EU Court of Justice has rejected Italy's attempt to block companies based outside the state from offering online gambling to Italians.

Perspectives Weekly: State your intentions edition
J Todd reports on whether N.J. Governor Chris Christie will sign the online gambling legislation sitting on his desk, plus industry news from Italy, Canada and the U.S. state of Mississippi.

Italians to celebrate the holidays with new slots on William Hill
With over 60 different games, William Hill offers online gamers something great to celebrate this holiday season.

Italy now Europe's largest online poker market
According to H2 Capital, Italy's online poker sector surpassed that of all other EU countries for the first time in 2010.

Betfair welcomes development on Italian betting exchange regulation
Italian authorities notify a Ministerial Decree to the European Commission that will regulate betting exchanges in Italy.

Spiral Solutions to launch Italian online casino
Spiral Solutions Ltd has partnered with Nexigames to launch Gioca Casino, an online casino in the regulated Italian market.

Genting Casino launches Slot Idol promotion
Slot Idol starts with 12 slot games and every week the least popular game from the promotion will be voted off the competition.

Genting Casino launches major slots race
The online casino is now gearing up to give slot players pots of cash in the eight-week Jackpot Millions Slots Race Chase.

Bally to provide gaming devices to Italian lottery
Bally Technologies will provide more than 5,000 gaming devices and systems to Italy's video lottery program.

888 earns Italian certification
Online gambling provider 888 will be able to offers its gaming products to customers and partners in the Italian market.

Genting Casino holding major slots race
Genting Casino has announced a "Superhero Slots Challenge" throughout December, with four weekly slot races and a festive £10,000 prize fund.

Major jackpot about to hit at Euro Partners casinos
The Marvel Slots ultimate jackpot has cracked the $700,000 mark and is available on a number of Euro Partners casinos.

Shares in Leisure & Gaming suspended
Leisure & Gaming shares suspended.

bet365 offers range of slot games
The online casino has added slots based on popular Marvel characters, including X-Men, Fantastic Four, Blade, Daredevil and Elektra.

Italy Jan-May gambling up more than 9 pct
International news brief: Wagers in Italy rose 9.5 percent in the first five months of the year to 22 billion euros.

Swedish player Sven Ragnar Astrom wins WPT Venice
397 poker players competed for more than $2 million in prize money at the first-ever World Poker Tour tournament in Italy

Bid to end Italy's lotto fever
International news brief: Italy's main consumer rights organisation has launched a legal battle to have the prize money in the country's national lottery seized.

EU targeting France, Greece, Sweden over sports gambling
International News Brief: The European Commission will censure France, Greece and Sweden this week for restrictions they have put on sports gambling, sources close to the matter said Monday.

EU court rules against Italy in Internet gambling case
The European Court of Justice ruled today that Italy could not bar gambling companies from other European Union nations from doing business with Italian citizens.

Courts rule against Italian legislation
A court has ruled that Italian legislation prohibiting the cross-border provision of betting under threat of imprisonment is in infringement of the freedom of establishment and services under the Treaty on European Union.

Betting Probe Targets Buffon
International News Brief: Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been quizzed by prosecutors investigating alleged illegal betting.

Betandwin, AC Milan Sign Sponsor Deal
betandwin is to become AC Milan's new jersey sponsor for the next four seasons.

Gaming Authority Patient as Italian Blockade Persists
Internataional News Brief: The Lotteries and Gaming Authority is still awaiting an invitation for talks from the Italian gaming authority, three weeks since it launched a blockade of Maltese internet gaming sites.

European Convention Looks at Italy's Online Casino Ban
The 2006 European Casino Affiliate Convention will discuss the latest controversial issues concerning the Italian Government's decision to block over 600 online casino websites.

Man Gets on Stage During Olympics Ceremony
International News Brief: In a startling security breach, an intruder got on stage during Sunday's closing ceremony of the Turin Olympics.

Italy Blocks Maltese Internet Gaming Sites
International News Brief: The Italian state will on Friday block 684 internet gaming sites which are considered to be illegal, to protect Italian gamers from 'phishing'.

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