Following a fall in gaming turnover in June, and despite the World Cup preventing a collapse in sports betting stakes, there was a further drop in the amount spent by Italian gamblers in July, although the figure was still substantially up on that recorded in the same month of 2009.

With poker and skill games accounting for some 74 per cent of the total, it is now largely the behaviour of Italian players of these products that influence the overall figures for online gaming.


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