first_img Submit Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Italian betting and gaming continues to grow, but all incumbents face tough adjustments as the Lega-5Star coalition government maintains its hostile stance against the industry.October Data published by Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) details a further record-breaking month for Italian online gambling.As the sector heads towards its upcoming Lega-5Star blanket ban on all forms of gambling/betting advertising and marketing (inbound January 2019), online casino posts a record-breaking October, with the ADM reporting segment gross gaming revenues totalling €65 million – its highest figure since 2011.At a current run-rate ADM calculates that Italian consumers have spent approximately €582 million on online gambling this year, with the high spend Autumn period yet to finish.Perhaps the most intriguing data presented by the ADM, relates to the Italian online betting scene, where Italian legacy brands take on foreign incumbents.Stoke-on-Trent powerhouse bet365 wrestled back the top spot as most popular online bookmaker with a reported market share of 15%, representing an October GGR of circa €9 million.Closely behind bet365 is Austrian GmBH Group brand SKS365, who have recently concluded their biggest advertising campaign to date, securing 15.5 of market share.The two leading settlers, that have swapped positions numerous times during 2018, and are chased by Italian legacy gambling giants Snaitech, Sisal, Goldbet and Lottomatica.Whilst online gambling shows robust form, at a retail betting level, GGR margin dropped to €77 million (-29%), as Italian bookmakers were hit by a number of unfavourable sporting results.However, Italian giants have had no time to lick their wounds, as closing October Lega-5Star presented its first coalition 2019 budget.Signed-off by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Lega-5Star have rejected European Commission appeals, stating that they will stick to their high spending ‘anti-austerity’ budget with no revision intended.Headaches appear inbound for Italian betting stakeholders, as the government intends to increase taxes on slot machines and video lottery terminals.More dismay for Italian betting stakeholders, sees Lega-5Star make no attempt to move forward with the promised to revamp of betting’s regulatory framework for markets and transactions.___________Content provided by AgiproNews Italia Share Share Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020last_img read more

first_imgTHERE is a risk a duplication of broadband services alongside access-black spots across the county if we leave it to private companies to roll out broadband across Donegal, claims TD Thomas Pringle.The Independent Deputy says Letterkenny could see a bizarre situation where both Eir and the Vodafone/ESB joint venture are rolling out broadband to each home.This could result in duplicate access to broadband to each house while the rest of the county waits up to six years for any access at all, explained Pringle. ‘Fibre broadband access is essential for Donegal to compete locally, nationally, even globally. Without it Donegal will lag behind the rest of the country as urban centres experience a rapid growth in job creation and rural Ireland disintegrates further.’‘John O’Connell, Quality Manager in United Health Group confirmed this saying the company would like to support people to work from home but in Donegal that isn’t even a consideration because access to broadband is so unreliable’ says Pringle.In a submission to the Department of Communications this week, Pringle recommended that the broadband infrastructure be state-owned with ESB taking the lead over the upgrade project.“The ESB is a company that already has a relationship with every household and business in the country, consequently it is a perfect fit for it to be able to provide fibre-optic broadband by wrapping fibre on their existing networks.’ ‘We do not want to see the consequences of a privately-owned infrastructure where upgrading costs will be passed onto the consumer and where geographical location will once again disadvantage counties like Donegal.’‘If the state were to award funding to ESB to upgrade all premises in Ireland to fibre-powered broadband, the state could then oversee the development of the highest standard of infrastructure while still respect the market competition between providers at the point of retail and tendering for clients’ concludes Pringle.BROADBAND PLAN SHOULD PROVIDE FIBRE TO ALL DONEGAL HOMES – PRINGLE was last modified: September 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:broadbanddonegalThomas Pringlelast_img read more