ITALIAN GAMBLING CRACKDOWN: STARTS WITH ADVERTISING

On 14th June, Calvin Ayre reported that the new Italian government appears serious about plans to rein in the country’s gambling industry.  This crackdown is likely to include a more than one-third reduction in the number of amusement with prizes (AWP) machines and video lottery terminals (VLT) in retail venues, plus “strong limitations on forms of gambling with repeated bets” and an “absolute ban on [gambling] advertising and sponsorships”.  It has introduced proposed legislation that would prohibit “any form, direct or indirect, of advertising propaganda, of commercial communication, sponsorship or promotion of brands or products of games with cash prizes, offered in collection networks, both physical and online”.

https://calvinayre.com/2018/06/14/business/italy-gambling-crackdown-advertising/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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