The Italian online gaming market is facing demand for further licences.
Italy.- Italian gaming regulator Agenzia delle dogane e dei monopoli revealed that the amount of companies interested in developing the online gaming market is growing, as 80 petitions have been recently submitted. The call for bids related to the iGaming sector in Italy began in January, when authorities approved the measure after several delays.
International companies had until March 19th to submit their projects for an online gaming licence in Italy. According to local press, regulators are set to open the bids at noon local time on April 19th.
Agenzia delle dogane e dei monopoli expects to approve 120 licences throughout the first semester of the current year. In order to apply for the licences, operators must pay a one-time fee of €200,000. The government plans to achieve €24 million from the online licence applications alone throughout the year.
Furthermore, the shared online poker liquidity has taken effect in the four markets that signed an international agreement last year, Italy, Portugal, Spain and France. The Italian Government revealed its interest in granting further online casino and poker licences. The iGaming services approved by the Italian government are online poker, fantasy sports, sports betting, slots, and other online casino games.