As the number of online gaming facilities has increased all over Europe during the last years, Italy was compelled to modify its legislation with respect to gambling activities. Due to these changes, many foreign online games operators have shifted their attention towards Italy. The new Italian laws on gambling have legalized the utilization of new technologies in the betting industry and also facilitate the authorization of foreign companies setting up casinos in the country.
Casino licenses are issued by the State Monopoly Independent Administration (Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato) in Italy. Foreign operators wanting to open casinos in Italy are required to obtain concessions for online games and betting, according to Law no. 88/2009 on the compliance with obligations for EU member states. The concessions issued by the Italian State Monopoly Independent Administration cover a wide range of gaming operations, among which:
The applicant must respect the following requirements in order to be provided with a concession to open a casino in Italy:
Casinos applying for concessions for bingo operations are required to pay a 50,000 euros fee.
Before applying for the concession, the foreign operator must first register with the Italian Companies Register and tax authorities. Considering casino operation imply an economic activity, one must select the NACE code available for these types of activities. Within Section O for other community, social and personal service activities, there are:
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