Italy must clear regional sensitivities on gambling decrees’ retail orders

Italy must clear regional sensitivities on gambling decrees’ retail orders

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  • Ted Menmuir, SBC News
April 1, 2024 9:48 PM

Italy’s Ministry of the Economy and Finance (MEF) has begun discussions with regional executives on how the changes from the decrees to ‘Reorganise Gambling’ will be applied.

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Negotiations have begun in which the Ministry has been instructed to secure alignment for new federal laws on gambling to be implemented across Italy’s 20 autonomous regions and 100 municipalities.

Changes primarily impacting regional governments concern new rules that will be applied to the governance of retail betting shops, bingo halls, arcades, and gaming machines.

Central issues in the ongoing discussions are the establishment of minimum distance requirements between gambling outlets and sensitive locations as specified by regional laws, and changes ordered on the opening hours of gambling venues.