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LeoVegas denounces Italy to European Commission

By Sophie Couard

LeoVegas files a complaint to the European Commission against Italy over a law prohibiting gambling advertisements.

Online Casino LeoVegas has just filed an official complaint with the European Commission over the recently introduced law banning gambling advertisements in Italy.

In contradiction to the laws of the European Union

Italy’s Dignity Decree, which is to come into force on 1st January 2018, prohibits the advertising of gambling on all media in Italy. The online casino LeoVegas has already criticized this law and has now gone one step further with the filing of a complaint. The provider accuses Italy of violating EU law.

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A way to distinguish legal from illegal providers

The new law would violate EU laws that allow gambling advertisements to distinguish licensed casinos operators from illegal ones.

In the complaint, the online casino cited the recommendation of the European Commission (2014/478 / EU) stating that promoting gambling is an important tool for licensed online casinos, helping to distinguish them from illegal providers.

In recent times, we’ve seen state regulators apply increased scrutiny on online casinos, such as the recent ruling to impose a £500,000 fine on the Rank Group, so we are curious how this case will turn out.

By Sophie Couard
By Sophie Couard - EDITOR

I am a great fan of gambling, I became a croupier to finance my studies. After my high school diploma in economic and social sciences , I obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and then a master in philosophy with a thesis on player behavior. After working in an online casino customer support, I became a writer on FeedBACK Casino.