Italy, online gambling licences: the tender postponed in autumn. VIDEO

Autumn, and more likely towards the end of the season, should be the right time for the publication of the tender for the assignment of new online gaming licences, each costing 7 million euros. The Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) will indeed have to send the technical specifications for the tender of the licences to the European Commission. Sogei is working on these innovations, which refer to the decree currently under discussion in Parliament, concerning gaming technology platforms.

This is the forecast that comes from the path that the tender is expected to follow. According to what has been learned from Agimeg from institutional sources, the government’s approval of the decree should come in March. Obviously, ‘interventions’ that could postpone this deadline are always possible.

Then, the documentation will be sent to the Council of State which, according to institutional sources, should not create obstacles. The document will also be sent to Brussels where it awaits a standstill period lasting 3 months, unless there are opinions or observations from the European Commission or one of the Member States. Even in this case, there could be interventions that would lead to a postponement of the approval times.

Once the green light is obtained from the Council of State and the EU Commission, the call for tenders can be published in the Official Gazette. All things considered, starting from autumn, the long-awaited call for tenders could thus see the light.

It is worth remembering that the current licences will expire on December 31, so an effort will be made to avoid a new extension of the same.