Published on 23 September 2014 by Rhi
Gaming has long been a tricky subject in Italy however since new laws in March 2011 the industry has seen a real breakthrough. The new laws challenged the strict guidelines in Italy which prevented even legitimate EU based and licensed gaming operators from offering their services.
Gaming Regulations in Italy
Nowadays, in order to operate in Italy, a gaming company must have an Italian issued gaming license (which has a number of strict and expensive guidelines the operator must comply with), a dot.it domain and they must adhere to high tax laws. This has not deterred some EU based online casinos however, and the ever fearless Bet365 have, this week, launched their Bet365.it domain for Italian customers.
This is no real surprise, as the operator already has licenses in other strictly regulated markets Spain, Denmark and Australia, with Bulgaria and Germany underway. Bet365 will have plenty of competition in Italy as other EU operators William Hill, Paddy Power and Betfair also make the move, along with local Italian companies Lottomatica, Sisal and Snai but with their years of success and experience in online gaming we have no doubt that this move will be a happy one.
Who are Bet365?
Bet365 are a UK based gaming company, with over 14 million customers spread across two hundred countries. Their website provides a sportsbook, casino games, poker, bingo and financial betting. They started off in humble beginnings as a high street book maker however they sold the chain in 2005 for a whopping £40 million. Since then, they’ve grown into one of the largest online gambling companies in the entire world.
Whatever happens in Italy, Bet365 are a real success story and are a name that all players can rely on and trust.
Did you know?
- Bet365 was founded in 2000 in a portakabin in Stoke-on-Trent by Denise Coates.
- Samuel L Jackson is currently the face of Bet365 in Australia via TV adverts.
- Bet365 is a true family business with Denise the joint chief exec, alongside her brother John, and their father, Peter, is employed as the chairman.