Italian casino operators barely migrated online during quarantine

When the world went into lockdown during the winter and spring of 2020, land-based casinos shut down with them. With their favorite land-based casinos closed, gambling critics worried that frequent gamblers would turn into problem gamblers as they shifted their activities online. As it turns out, those worrywarts got themselves all worked up for nothing.…

LeoVegas Challenges Italian Government Policy with 'Dignity' Ad

The Italian government declared war on the online gambling industry and LeoVegas is fighting back, with dignity. That's the title of the operator's bold new ad campaign that challenges both the government advertising ban, as well as the personal choices every gambler must make to keep their fun from turning destructive. It's an innovative move…

Italy Bans Gambling Advertising

After months of debating, fighting and threatening, the Italian Parliament has officially voted to ban gambling advertising throughout the country. It's a radical move that will have a big impact on Italian-facing operators and signals a seriously conservative lurch from the country's latest governing coalition. The bill passed through the Parliament on a vote of…

PokerStars Italy Target of Italian Tax Fraud Probe

PokerStars' Italy has been accused by country's financial authority of tax fraud to the tune of €300 million. The accusations were leveled at a PokerStars' subsidiary called, Halfords Media Italy S.r.l., which handles marketing for the Italian operation and include formal charges of tax fraud against the company's CEO. According to a report on PokerNews.com,…

Worldwide Sports Betting Market Update

Sports betting accounts for a huge chunk of worldwide internet gambling revenues across the planet and is the subject of plenty igaming industry headlines. Between sports wagering tax and legalization issues, there's never a dull a moment in this end of the online gambling industry. Here are a few of the recent headlines that are…

Biggest iGaming Events of 2013

US Regulated Market Opens Two years ago at this time, the idea that three U.S. States would be offering regulated online gambling have been nothing short of laughable yet here we are. After years of planning and infrastructure building, three US states (Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey) have all launched licensed legal igaming products for…

Italy (Accidently) Bans iGaming

Italy's Parliament gave a Master's level seminar on dysfunction last week by accidentally banning igaming for a one-year period. The motion, which is expected to be reversed, called for a 12-month ban on the issuing of new gambling licenses and the suspension of active licenses. Though details about how the bill actually gained any traction…

Italy Moves to Regulate Virtual Sports Betting

[caption id="attachment_32545" align="aligncenter" width="455" caption="Italian sports are a big deal!"][/caption] Italian gaming regulators have approved a number of measures aimed at opening, and regulating, virtual sports betting markets. The measures come from the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (Customs and Monopolies Agency), which will be in charge of issuing licenses to virtual sports operators.…

Italian Bingo Market Set for Big Changes

The struggling Italian bingo market could see some major changes thanks to some new regulations under consideration by gaming regulators. Under the new regulations, bingo operators would have a lot more flexibility in what types of games they're offering. According to a report in EGR Magazine, Italian online bingo revenue has lagged behind other gaming…

Top Picks for Summer Vacation Destinations

One of the coolest things about being an iGaming affiliate is getting to travel whenever, wherever. With the summertime officially here, let's look at a few popular vacation destinations for the 2012 hot season: Bermuda Contrary to popular belief, Bermuda is not a tropical island. Located due east of South Carolina in the middle of…