AgiproNews Italian View: News tools see betting deliver a standout May…

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Submit Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Massimo Temperelli  – Sisal SPAThis May was a breakthrough month for the Italian betting sector as a reported GGR of €134 million (+45% on 2018 figures) was generated by its betting incumbents.Driven by strong football betting on Serie A’s closing schedule, and the UEFA Champions League Final, a total turnover of €1 billion was reported across retail and online betting verticals.Some good news for Italian bookmakers, sees the market allow for the introduction of ‘complementary betting offers’, strengthening bookmakers customer propositions for marketing and retention proposes.Backed with new customer engagements, Italian bookmakers are working hard to ensure momentum is continued throughout the summer months, creating unique customer offers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup and CONMEBOL Copa America tournaments.Speaking to AgiproNews, Massimo Temperelli, Sports Betting Director at Sisal SPA, confirmed the introduction of ‘complementary offers’, as the market’s main driver:“It has been a key factor, as confirmed by the successful “On-demand” initiative, even one and a half years after its launch. We continue to receive from 40 up to 50 requests from gamblers every day, succeeding on “satisfying more than 80% of them” Temperelli details.“The complementary betting offer – introduced a few years ago – contributed to the growth of the regulated market, while reducing the illegal operators market share. The Italian betting industry has been therefore modernized, making it closer to the English way.”At a regulatory level, Italian stakeholders now await for the implementation of the Dignity Decree and its new rules on gambling, which have been formally approved by the Minister of Economy Giovanni Tria.The Lega-5Star coalition government maintains that it can generate ‘constant tax revenues’ of €300 million (+10%) with the new industry framework it has sanctioned.Despite well-documented criticisms of the Decree’s tough mandate on gambling, the Decree’s approval will allow for Italian bookmakers to finally process long-awaited ‘cash-out’ functionalities within the coming months.The introduction of ‘cash-out’ is seen as major advancement for Italian betting, whose leadership has urged successive governments to push for expanded policies on in-play and Asian handicap provisions.Changes to Italian customer betting provisions were meant to be implemented in early 2018, however, Italy has persisted with an undefined agenda on customer offers… Moving forward, all stakeholders will be keeping a close eye on whether bookmakers can maintain their positive ‘May momentum’_________________Content Provided by AgiproNews Italia.last_img read more

BREAKING : Shakib Al Hasan banned by ICC for two years after accepting corruption…

first_imgAdvertisement b7uiNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsryzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E25iin( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5t3yWould you ever consider trying this?😱1019rCan your students do this? 🌚vn6Roller skating! Powered by Firework In the most unforseen and shocking news in sports today , comes the news that Bangladesh cricket captain and icon Shakib Al Hasan has been banned from cricket due to failure of reporting corruption cases that Shakib was approached into.Advertisement Shakib has been found guilty by ICC of three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code The charges are as follows:Advertisement Article 2.4.4 – Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct – in relation to the Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe Tri-Series in January 2018 and / or the 2018 IPLArticle 2.4.4 – Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct – in relation to a second approach in respect of the Tri-Series in January 2018Article 2.4.4 – Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct – in relation to an IPL 2018 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab on 26 April 2018.Shakib Al Hasan said: “I am obviously extremely sad to have been banned from the game I love, but I completely accept my sanction for not reporting the approaches. The ICC ACU is reliant on players to play a central part in the fight against corruption and I didn’t do my duty in this instance.“Like the majority of players and fans around the world, I want cricket to be a corruption free sport and I am looking forward to working with the ICC ACU team to support their education programme and ensure young players don’t make the same mistake I did.”Advertisement Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Integrity said: “Shakib Al Hasan is a highly experienced international cricketer. He has attended many education sessions and knows his obligations under the Code. He should have reported each of these approaches.“Shakib has accepted his errors and cooperated fully with the investigation. He has offered to assist the Integrity Unit in future education, to help younger players to learn from his mistakes. I am happy to accept this offer.”This incident is set to become the anti corruption flagship to all other captains and players in the game. Although, the unfortunate part of this is that Bangladesh cricket’s morale will be brutally crushed following this event. Advertisementlast_img read more