The implications of Italy's ban on gambling advertisements.
Italy’s gambling advertising ban applies to gambling products and services advertised on the internet, radio and television. Furthermore, it stops clubs from obtaining gambling sponsors. The only operators exempt from the ban are the state-run national lottery and its products.
Italy has become the first country in Europe to ban advertising on betting, its government announced on Tuesday, amid criticism from football clubs which benefit from the ads. The country’s Deputy Premier, Luigi Di Maio, said at a news conference that “I think this is an industry that has become a bit too big, at the expense of people’s health and dignity: we are going to cut it down in.
Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Peter Jackson has flagged up a potential exit from the Italian market in the aftermath of the new coalition government’s decision to ban gambling advertising.
The extension follows the enforcement of a government-led blanket ban on gambling advertising throughout Italy. Initially announced in July 2018, it was thought that sponsorship deals would have.
This blanket ban imposed by the Italian Council of Ministers will apply to all gambling related products and services over all media platforms and that means all websites, radio and television.
New Developments in Italy's Ban on Gambling Ads. February 28, 2014 Giovanni Angioni. 0. On Thursday, Italy’s Houses of Representatives approved a bill which will modify the current rules applied.
Jason Grimes, a recovering gambling addict who formed the Big Step gambling awareness campaign, has called on the government to ban gambling sponsorships and advertising in football, and in February completed a 100-mile walk between six Premier League and Championship clubs that have betting companies as sponsors.