Fiera Enada Primavera 2024 workshops

Both EGLA Founding Partners among the speakers at Fiera Enada Primavera 2024 worshops: Giovanni Carboni to discuss the online gambling reform with Barbara Beltrami (Kindred), Salvatore Vullo (Kogem), Stefano Sbordoni (Sbordoni&Partners), Riccardo Sozzi (Streetweb) moderated by Fabio Felici (Agimeg) Valérie Peano to debate on the impact of betting within the sport industry with Barbara Beltrami … Read more

Il proibizionismo non è mai la soluzione

Il divieto di pubblicità per le attività di gioco con vincita in denaro e per il gioco d’azzardo, introdotto dall’art. 9 del decreto Dignità, è entrato in vigore a luglio del 2018. A distanza di cinque anni, è possibile stendere un breve bilancio per vagliare l’efficacia della norma, anche in considerazione degli obiettivi annunciati.

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 … Read more

Why is Italy afraid of online poker shared liquidity?

  At the end of January 2019, the online poker regulatory authorities of France, Portugal, and Spain released a public statement on the implementation of the agreement concerning online poker liquidity sharing that they signed on 6th July 2017. The fourth signatory to that agreement was the gambling authority of Italy. The purpose of the … Read more

Let’s wake up before gambling is treated like tobacco

Legal provisions adopted in Italy concerning gambling are quite worrying.

Currently, the Italian Senate is debating another increase of the fiscal levy rate for video lotteries (VLT) and amusement with prizes (AWP) machines (low stakes, low prizes). Under the current government, these gaming machines already had two tax increases: one in July 2018, with the ‘Dignity Decree’, in order to compensate for the loss of revenues expected because of the ban on gambling advertising and sponsorships; and a second one, in December, with the Budget Law for 2019….

Poker pooling liquidity: a little step towards a unique European online gambling market

The point of view of Carboni & Partners’s Giovanni Carboni is undoubtedly a privileged one. He is always going back and forth between State Monopolies and major gaming operators. This time, its contribution is even more important, given the sensibility and importance of the subject, both from a political and a technological point of view. … Read more

Gibraltar and the UK are a single EU member State for gambling services provision

Today’s EU Court of Justice ruling states that the provision of services by operators established in Gibraltar to persons established in the UK constitutes, as a matter of EU law, a situation confined in all respects within a single Member State. The case opposing the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association Limited v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s … Read more