Italy — Setting the scene for the online-gambling regulated market

The Italian Parliament has finally started the voting process on a bill defining the key pillars for the reorganization of the gambling sector, which will be implemented by the government via subsequent decrees.

Since gambling is a state-reserved activity, one of these key pillars is the concession model for the gambling offer, together with the enhancement of consumer protection, public order, and security.

This awaited reform has been long demanded, mostly by the land-based gambling sector, in relation to the need to harmonize the distribution and opening-times’ rules for slot arcades and betting shops all over the nation, but this reorganisation bill should also include some reforms of online-gambling laws.

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