Italian Gambling Advertising Will Be Restricted But Not Banned

ITALIAN GAMBLING ADVERTISING WILL BE RESTRICTED BUT NOT BANNED

01st March, 2014 at 01:50:51
Source: http://www.azonlinecasinos.com

New measure proposes limitations on TV and radio ads.

Industry fears that Italian politicians were moving toward a ban on internet gambling advertising (see previous reports) have been assuaged by news coming from Italy's House of Representatives that TV and radio advertisements will have limitations imposed, but no ban.

Lawmakers have approved a proposal this week that introduces some limitations by modifying the current rules on advertising. The measures - which are currently guidelines - will not come into effect until the proposal has been translated into hard regulations, a process that could take the issue well into 2014.

The latest developments follow a scare in early February when the Italian House of Representatives took the industry by surprise by supporting a motion for a television and radio ban on gambling advertisements.

However, it appears that after debating the issue the banning move has been diluted to restrictions that are broadly based on recommendations first presented by former finance vice-minister Luigi Casero. These propose restrictions in compliance with EU norms especially as regards the protection of the under aged and problem gamblers.

Online gambling comprises only 4% of the total Italian gambling market GGR, and Italian lawmakers are notoriously ill-informed on the subject

Related News Tags:



« News index »



INSPIRED DETAILS MULTIPLE DEALS AND PROGRESS

22nd March, 2017 at 20:12:25
Plenty of action at virtual sports provider.

MEDIALIVE SHOWING OFF VIRTUAL REALITY GAMBLING PRODUCTS AT ITALIAN EXPO

16th March, 2017 at 16:15:59
Live roulette attracting a lot of interest, media reports indicate.

SKYBET SELECT BETGENIUS

13th March, 2017 at 13:44:19
For data-driven Italian marketing push.

PHILIPPINES SENATE ENQUIRY CONCLUDES (Update)

10th March, 2017 at 10:19:28
Senior Immigration duo come in for criticism, but other parties accused of improper conduct appear to escape largely unscathed.

DEDICATED ONLINE GAMBLING REGULATOR FOR THE PHILIPPINES?

09th March, 2017 at 08:36:08
Senator broaches the idea at hearing into online gambling corruption.