A study conducted by the Milan Polytechnic University
revealed that the revenues of the Italian online gaming industry
increased by 25% in 2016. The increase was also observed for the traditional gaming industry
, for services provided by the Italian casinos and lotteries
. At the level of 2016, the online gaming industry
registered gross domestic revenues in amount of EUR 1,03 billion
, which represented an increase of 25% compared to the previous year. In order to set up a company in Italy
operating in this field, the investors will need to obtain various documents available for gaming companies
, following the regulations provided by the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM)
. Our team of lawyers in Italy
can offer more details on the applicable regulations.
Italian online gaming industry
The online gaming sector in Italy
is developing at a fast pace, as the country was the first member of the European Union which regulated and licensed the gaming activities
carried out in the online environment
. The local institutions provided a legislative framework for such activities in 2006 and, at the moment, Italy
represents the second largest market for gaming and gambling activities
Those who want to start a company in Italy
operating in this field must know that the online gaming
represents 5,4% of the entire industry.
Also, the industry contributed to the Italian stated budget
with a sum of EUR 247 million, which represented an increase of 21%, compared to the previous year, as a consequence of the suitable regulations imposed by the local agency.
In most of the countries, the online activities
performed in this sector are also represented by illegal gambling websites
and it is important to know that in Italy
, illegal activities are decreasing
, as the ADM
created an attractive legislation, which helped at reducing corrupt activities. Our team of Italian lawyers
may provide in-depth assistance on the legislation applicable to online gambling companies
Types of gaming activities in Italy
The Italian online gaming industry is represented by 84 operators, which perform activities in the following sectors:
• casino games
(increase of 35% compared to 2015);
• sport betting (increase of 31%).
The industry is well represented by the following gaming activities:
• virtual betting.
Businessmen are invited to contact our law firm in Italy
for further assistance on the registration of a gaming company
and for further advice on the main legal requirements established in this sense.