The betting and bingo associations comment on the new Government's programmatic point on 'contrast to pathological gambling' and hope for a return to normality for the sector.
On 14 July last, the Dignity Decree was officially implemented with regard to the ban on advertising gambling. A measure that is having consequences in terms of revenue in the world of football. In this regard, doubts have been raised about its effectiveness, subject to the goodness of the intent, to combat the scourge of ludopathy and compulsive gambling. To clarify the ideas we returned to the lawyer Stefano Sbordoni, a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, with many years of experience in the field of games and betting at both the administrative and institutional level and at corporate level. That's what he told us.
Sbordoni (Utis), "Council of State recognizes the value of law to the Understanding of the Unified Conference. Regions now adjust"
"The Council of State, in inviting the ADM to take this into account for the preparation of the betting notice, confirms that the agreement reached in the Unified Conference in 2017 is valid - under the subsequent law 205/17 art. 1 - even if it was not implemented by ministerial decree".
"Utis is an association of exhibitors and managers that has existed since the days when the pools were one of the few legitimate games. These people have evolved hand in hand with the regulations."
Sbordoni (legal expert in the field) at Agimeg: "Increase taxation without studying its effects is useless and harmful"
When we do not want to hear and analyze the effects of the Maneuvers and the measures taken for a given sector, this happens: the impression is that the Government has never left the role of opposition. We know, the message of the reality of facts is more important: in governing, it is necessary to be very careful and evaluate the accounts well, that they are not wrong and that they show the real effects of the measures taken".